Floating In Time

6 Responses

  1. bjorn says:

    Hello Neil!
    Have just gotten to the last page of your book “A foolish voyage, and really enjoyed it. The part about your feeling of failure and how that how that held you back really hit me. I’m so glad you’re back on the sea, and hope life is perfect. Good luck!

    All the best,

  2. Michael says:

    Hi Neil,

    I am not sure if I missed the post about your building budget. Have you calculated the total cost yet? Would be interesting. Same with your living expenses. There is a website from a young German for example who is posting details of his monthly expenses (http://www.johannes-erdmann.com/wordpress/was-kostets/). He also writes articles for the “Yacht” magazine about his trip


  3. jon sutton says:

    Were I in Neil’s shoes, I would not be caring so much about accountancy and cost, but thinking instead about the value

  4. NeilH says:

    Hi Michael
    No, you haven’t missed that post. I haven’t written it.
    I’ve got a folder stuffed full of receipts for all the materials I used, I could work out how much the barn cost to rent. I know how much the transport was…… Given time and inclination I could come up with some figures.
    Jon hit the nail on the head though. For me, right now, it’s totally irrelevant. How did that credit card advertisement go? Cost-££££ Feeling- Priceless.
    I don’t have to do the math to know that ‘Gleda’ wasn’t cheap to build. The financial, physical, and mental costs were heavy. If you want a cheap boat, don’t build one is the bottom line.
    But after two years of living aboard, I can say without a shred of doubt, it was totally worth it.
    As for living costs I can tell you this. Since we left Lagos marina 3 months ago we haven’t paid a penny in mooring fee’s. We’ve anchored for free everywhere. That’s because we go places where we can do that. Our budget for food and drink comes in at under €400 a month. We don’t eat out a lot but we don’t skimp.
    Ultimately it’s about choice. That’s what ‘Gleda’ has given us. We can choose where to go and how to live. That’s priceless.

  5. NeilH says:

    Hey Bjorn,
    I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. really appreciate your comment. Cheers

  6. Michael says:

    Thanks a lot Neil. I completely agree with you and Jon 🙂 Just for me it would have been interesting. There is a high chance I’ll be a buyer anyway. Your living expenses give hope that I’ll also be able to follow down that road. Thanks again for all the blogs!

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