This is the beginning of our sailing adventure with two people & two cats.

This episode follows our boat shopping journey as we try to find the right sailing vessel for our upcoming trip. Our parameters included: 1) Comfortable cruising 2) Under $100,000 CDN 3) Bluewater ready/almost ready (we won’t have that much time to work on the boat) 4) Efficient lay out 5) BONUS: solar panels, radar, plumbed for the ocean, dinghy, close to Canada

Our plan is to sail from Lake Ontario to the Caribbean and then… beyond! We don’t have a set plan so we’ll be doing much of the preparation while we’re underway.

Here is the crew:

Admeowral Diana - Canadian, has never sailed, but is good with logistics and handy work. Also has a much needed sense of humour.

Cat-tain Greg - Australian, sailed a lot down under but never in fresh water. Proficient in IT and kitty cuddling. Has an adventurous spirit.

Chief Petting Officer Jazz - A bulls eye tabby with a lot of spunk and fight in her. She is our hunter and keeps us in line.

Able SeaCat Hercules - An affectionate black kitty who loves unconditionally and is pretty chill about things - as long as his family is with him.

Credits “Up In My Jam (All Of A Sudden)” by the talented Kubbi is licensed under a Creative Commons License. “Waves and footprints” from opening scene is from the useful website Special thanks to Ripple Training for the intro to Final Cut Pro -