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The Pack That Comes Together…Is Stronger!

Kola and Sprite are so glad you’re here!

Happy May Day! Spring is in the air! It’s a time of change and growth. And we’re feeling that given today marks our official launch of our Patreon Page. We weren’t sure when we were going to do this or even if we should, but when some folks elbowed us and said, “Hey, why aren’t you doing this?” We figured it was time.

Right now, even as our page numbers are small, we plan to put out some bonus footage right here frequently. We’re targeting once a week, but travel plans can sometimes inhibit that; also, episode production is priority. Kola and Sprite will tell you that long walks are also a priority — whether they be in the forest, the beach, or up a mountain.

We’d love to get to know you better, which was the number one motivator for us to create a Patreon community. Tell us about yourself via message here or at YouTube or via any of the social media platforms (we’re on instagram, twitter, and facebook). Why are you following us? Why did you join our Pack? What’s your dream?

In the meantime….

Peaceful sunrises and sunsets,

Greg, Casz, Kola & Sprite

SV Elli/RV Siggi

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Chapter 18 – Marina 1? Marina 2? Proteus Rising (Travel Life) – Book One (Buy A Boat)

In this episode, we finally get boots on the ground to see some potential marinas that don’t have a wait-list. But how do we choose? We also do a little good at the homestead.

Thanks for those who asked about us starting a Patreon. We have launched it finally. Feel free to join the Proteus Rising Pack: https://www.patreon.com/ProteusRising

As always we ask that you comment, like, share, and subscribe! Ring the bell and you won’t miss our next episode!

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Who we are: We are Casz & Greg, empty nesters, Gen Xers, Adventure-Seeking Explorers, along with our two pups, Kola & Sprite. We bought a sailboat, sold our house, and bought an RV. Now as constant travelers, we split our time between Sailboat and RV. This YouTube series documents all of it, from the dream to the realities. Come with us as we venture from land to sea and all around the world. #proteusrising

We left the chains of the corporate-sponsored suburban lifestyle, said goodbye to our mortgage, the golden handcuffs jobs, and are living a life that lets us see the world on our own terms. #proteusrising

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Places in this video:
The Thrasher Homestead, North Bend, WA
Marina at Browns Point, Tacoma, WA
Tyee Marina, Tacoma, WA
Sallal Grange, North Bend, WA

Where we get our music: http://www.epidemicsound.com/
This episode features:
The Road to the Sea – Andreas Ericson
Desolate – Guustavv
Dreamers of the Shore – Daniel Gunnarsson
Hungry for a Miracle – Zoe Goodman

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Chapter 17 – No Room In The Marina! Proteus Rising (Travel Life) – Book One (Buy A Boat)

In this episode, we learn that we’re behind the power curve in finding a marina for SV Elli so we can finish our refit. Finding space in the greater Seattle area, which is called the recreational boating capital of the nation, is proving to be a seemingly impossible mission. So we also start to look for moorage up near Vancouver, B.C. where we’ll be cruising extendedly for a few years while our son is at University. We also update you on our plans and introduce you to a couple of our sailing mentors.

Thanks for those who asked about us starting a Patreon. We have launched it finally. Feel free to join the Proteus Rising Pack: https://www.patreon.com/ProteusRising

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Oops, we goofed!

https://youtu.be/3WOaKwU5PxU

Next regular episode on the 4th Thursday! (6/27/19)

If you’re not able to join the Pack, please consider giving us a like, comment, share or subscribe. Thank you!

And if you were thinking about becoming a Patron…no time like the present.

We’re slowly working up to every-week episodes, but it’s going to take some time.

Thanks again for your understanding of the scheduling snafu, and our unending gratitude for being our patron and/or viewer.

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Chapter 16: Difficult Conversations! Proteus Rising (Travel Life) | Book One (Buy A Boat)

https://youtu.be/Eb2MWt8Qnko

In this episode, we have some difficult conversations with our youngest son about this five-year plan to sell the house, buy a boat, and travel nonstop. We also have to do some deep problem solving regarding where to keep the boat, since we went a little backwards and bought the boat before we sold the house, and we still are attached to 9-to-5 jobs.

Thanks for those who asked about us starting a Patreon. We have launched it finally. Feel free to join the Proteus Rising Pack:  https://www.patreon.com/ProteusRising

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Chapter 15: Snowy Boat Jobs! Proteus Rising (Travel Life) Book 1 (Buy A Boat)

In this episode, we are fighting geography and weather to push forward to get our gal in the water as soon as possible. However, each job reveals more work to do. There may be cussing. There may be beer. At least there’s some fun.
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Chapter 14: Choices, Repairs & Purging! – Proteus Rising (Travel Life) Book One (Buy A Boat

Nothing like having your boat 100 miles away and get a phone call that the keys are missing and no one can find your vessel!

In this episode Tank decides on which university he will attend as a college football player, we begin the massive job of purging our suburban life, and then make another quick run for boat work, because we were notified they moved the boat, didn’t know where it was, nor could they locate the keys!

Thanks for those who asked about us starting a Patreon. We have launched it finally. Feel free to join the Proteus Rising Pack:  https://www.patreon.com/ProteusRising

As always we ask that you comment, like, share, and subscribe! Ring the bell and you won’t miss our next episode!

Come follow the adventure from the beginning: http://proteusrising.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/proteus.rising

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProteusRising/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProteusRising

Who we are: We are Casz & Greg, empty nesters, Gen Xers, Adventure-Seeking Explorers, along with our two pups, Kola & Sprite. We bought a sailboat, sold our house, and bought an RV.  Now as constant travelers, we split our time between Sailboat and RV. This YouTube series documents all of it, from the dream to the realities. Come with us as we venture from land to sea and all around the world. #proteusrising

We left the chains of the corporate-sponsored suburban lifestyle, said goodbye to our mortgage, the golden handcuffs jobs, and are living a life that lets us see the world on our own terms. #proteusrising

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Places in this video:

Mount Si High School, Snoqualmie, Washington

The Thrasher Homestead, North Bend, WA

Marine Service Center, Anacortes, WA

Where we get our music: http://www.epidemicsound.com/

This episode features:

The Road to the Sea – Andreas Ericson

Someday I’ll Wait – Origo

We The Kings – Reversus

Between the Sun and the Deep Blue Sea – Martin Calberg

Back to Black – Victor Olsson

Grandpa’s Jokes – Stationary

Bossy Housewives – Stationary

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Chapter 13: We Pick A Name & Get to Work! – Proteus Rising (Travel Life) Book One (Buy A Boat)

In this episode we have a heart-to-heart about what to name our sailboat, make a list of boat jobs, and get to work … in the PNW rain, of course. Plus we squeeze in a couple more college visits.

As always we ask that you like, comment, share, and subscribe! Ring the bell and you won’t miss our next episode!

Come follow the adventure from the beginning: http://proteusrising.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/proteus.rising
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProteusRising/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProteusRising

Who we are: We are Casz & Greg, empty nesters, Gen Xers, Adventure-Seeking Explorers, along with our two pups, Kola & Sprite. We bought a sailboat, sold our house, and bought an RV. Now as constant travelers, we split our time between Sailboat and RV. This YouTube series documents all of it, from the dream to the realities. Come with us as we venture from land to sea and all around the world. #proteusrising

We left the chains of the corporate-sponsored suburban lifestyle, said goodbye to our mortgage, the golden handcuffs jobs, and are living a life that lets us see the world on our own terms. #proteusrising

Post Script information:

Places in this video:
North Bend, WA
Anacortes, WA
Western Oregon University
Linfield College, Oregon

Where we get our music: http://www.epidemicsound.com/
This episode features:
The Road to the Sea – Andreas Ericson
Yeah Cool – Martin Veida
Tuesday Night – Kalle Engstrom
Late Decisions – Donell Mase
Valhalla – Ocean James
Under the Same Stars – Flickering
Silly Drunken Pirate – Anders Ekengren

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Chapter 12: Sailboat Owners! Now What? – Proteus Rising (Travel Life) Book One (Buy A Boat)

In this episode we talk about what we learned going through the process of shopping for and buying a sailboat. We attend the Seattle Boat show as new boat owners, discover a new restaurant and pub, and start making tough decisions, like where the heck we are going to moor a 41-foot sailboat.
As always we ask that you like, comment, share, and subscribe! Ring the bell and you won’t miss our next episode!

Come follow the adventure from the beginning: http://proteusrising.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/proteus.rising
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProteusRising/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProteusRising

Who we are: We are Casz & Greg, empty nesters, Gen Xers, Adventure-Seeking Explorers, along with our two pups, Kola & Sprite. We bought a sailboat, sold our house, and bought an RV. Come with us as we venture from land to sea and all around the world. #proteusrising

We left the chains of the corporate-sponsored suburban lifestyle, said goodbye to our mortgage, the golden handcuffs jobs, and are living a life that lets us see the world on our own terms. #proteusrising

Post Script information:

Places in this video:
Seattle, WA
Mercer Island, WA
North Bend, WA

Where we get our music: http://www.epidemicsound.com/
This episode features:
The Road to the Sea – Andreas Ericson
Written In Stone – Dayon
Long Roads – John and The Land of Plenty
Back to Seattle – Björn Skogsberg

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Chapter 11: Will We Lose Our Earnest Money? Post-Survey Second Thoughts (Travel Life), Book One, Proteus Rising (Buy A Boat)

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In this episode we get the mechanical survey back and have some second thoughts about the Bayfield 36 sailboat we were looking to purchase. We have to stop boat shopping to head to Canada for an official college visit with our son. But we have to make a decision on the boat or lose our interest money! What to do? Watch and find out.

Come follow the adventure from the beginning: http://proteusrising.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/proteus.rising
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProteusRising/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProteusRising

Who we are: We are Casz & Greg, empty nesters, Gen Xers, Adventure-Seeking Explorers, along with our two pups, Kola & Sprite. We bought a sailboat, sold our house, and bought an RV. Come with us as we venture from land to sea and all around the world. #proteusrising

We left the chains of the corporate-sponsored suburban lifestyle, said goodbye to our mortgage, the golden handcuffs jobs, and are living a life that lets us see the world on our own terms. #proteusrising

Post Script information:

Places in this video:
Vancouver, B.C.
Burnaby, B.C. (Simon Fraser University)
North Bend, WA

Kudos :
Berg Marine Surveys
http://www.bergmarinesurveys.com/

Rob Rhodes, Mechanical Surveyor
https://www.bizapedia.com/wa/blue-sky…

Where we get our music: http://www.epidemicsound.com/
This episode features:
The Road to the Sea – Andreas Ericson
Dream Bigger – Yi Nantiro
The Long Walk – Jimmy Wahlsteen
Rain Trap – Majk Jutbo

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