8 Months of Equipment

So, we normally travel quite light.  We can have 2 bags for the 5 of us.  But, not this time.  We have 7 bags each at just under 50 pounds.  And, we also each have a carry-on.  And, here it is all laid out.

Truly, I never thought I would ever travel with this much luggage.  Even when we went to live overseas for a year, we didn’t have any more than this.  Most of it is actually sailing equipment and school supplies.

UPDATE:  A friend had a really good question about our luggage.  We have 350 lbs of luggage and with carryons it is likely around 500 lbs.  Her question was whether or not that would weigh the boat down.  To put it in perspective, the boat is about 17 or 18 tons or about $36,000 lbs.  So, in the whole scheme of things, the extra weight is not all that much.

 

The Shirts are Ordered… It Must Be Official…

Okay, it must be official now. We’ve just ordered shirts and hats for our family with the adventure logo.

On other fronts, we continue to keep getting prepared. Lots to do but it’s coming along. As much as we travel light when we travel, packing for 8 months is going to result in lots of luggage. Most of it will be equipment that we need. Having said that, our hope is that we’ll still be under the normal requirements for luggage of 5 people. Wow.

Keep checking back as we getting closer to our launch, you will see even more over the next few weeks.