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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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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 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.

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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:
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 Nine: Learning the Ropes – Survey & Sea Trial Part 1! Proteus Rising – Book One

In this episode we make the trek back to Anacortes, Washington for a weekend away and the more importantly learning the ropes as we ready for the Survey & Sea Trial for our prospective sailboat. As always, we explore along the way and when we arrive, including cool places to eat and hike.

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Chapter Eight: The Deal! Proteus Rising – Book One

In this episode we make the trek more than 100 miles from our homestead to where the Bayfield 36 is on the hard, to take a second look, and then make the offer if the gut-check is right. Along the route there are some roadtrip shenanigans and we take in the sights and wildlife all around us. Then it’s time to pay some bills.

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Chapter Seven: The Waiting Is The Hardest Part! Proteus Rising – Book One

In this episode we find out if the owners of the boat we fell in love with will wait for us to get our act together. We reveal a bit about our finances, and celebrate the holidaze in a style that’s pure Proteus Rising.

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Who we are: Watch two Gen-Xers, Casz & Greg, along with their two pups, Kola & Sprite, leave the chains of the corporate-sponsored suburban lifestyle, say goodbye to their mortgage, the golden handcuffs jobs, and live a life that lets them see the world on their own terms. #sellthehousebuyaboat

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Places in this video:
North Bend, Washington
Discovery Park, Seattle
Ray’s Boat House, Seattle
Anacortes, Washington

Where we get our music: http://www.epidemicsound.com/
This episode features:
The Road to the Sea, Andreas Ericson
Dream Catcher, Björn Skogsberg
I Go Blind – The Eastern Plain
The Surface – Anders Ekengren

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Chapter Six: Falling In Love! Proteus Rising – Book One

We’re finally starting to get into a rhythm with this vlogging. Those that are following us on social media know that things are progressing on our #fiveyearplan, so that’s why there’s a bit of time between episodes. But, like we just noted, we’re getting into a rhythm and the next episode is already in production. Woohoo!

In this episode, we finally get a chance to see The Bayfield 36 we were totally geeking-out on in Chapter Five. We have a good time in Anacortes, Wash. and have great hope for our #fromlandtoseaandallaroundtheworld future. Our son has an epic football season, and starts to get acceptances to colleges and some recruiting looks as a two-sport athlete. But plans go a bit sideways with money to purchase any boat, let alone this one.

Watch and see how we handle it all.

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Who we are: Watch two Gen-Xers, Casz & Greg, along with their two pups, Kola & Sprite, leave the chains of the corporate-sponsored suburban lifestyle, say goodbye to their mortgage, the golden handcuffs jobs, and live a life that lets them see the world on their own terms. #sellthehousebuyaboat

Post Script information:

Places in this video:  The Brown Lantern, Anacortes, Washington
Where we get our music: http://www.epidemicsound.com/
This episode features:
The Road to the Sea, Andreas Ericson

Between the Sun & The Deep Blue Sea, Martin Carlberg

I Could Fall In Love With You (Instrumental Version), Martin Carlberg

See Tank on Hudl:  https://www.hudl.com/profile/4427851/Tank-Brewster

 

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Chapter Three: Boat Search Blues! Proteus Rising – Book One

Thanks for sticking with us during #theadventurebeforetheadventure! And the process to #sellthehousebuyaboat is still underway. Meanwhile at this point we have begun to really decide what kind of vessel is going to be a good fit for us and our goals.

Tank’s senior season of football and the tradition of Friday Night Lights is partially highlighted here. Give him a cheer, won’t you?

Lastly, we think we’re getting the swing of the new digital media editing and hope that our quality is getting better and hopefully the episodes will come faster and faster now. We’re slowly investing in new equipment to help make the sharing of this journey– the good and the bad– even better for you, our loyal followers. If there’s something you’d like us to cover in our process of going #fromlandtoseaandallaroundtheworld, leave us a comment and we’ll be happy to put something together.

In the meantime, send @gregor_the_red some love on Instagram because his partner @mamacasz just crushed his first sailboat love.

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Kanpie!

Casz & Greg

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Chapter Two: Splashing into Sailing! Proteus Rising – Book One

Chapter Two: Splashing into Sailing! Proteus Rising – Book One

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” ~Ralph Marston

We’re doing a lot to improve all our tomorrows, especially when they include sailing. Wow! Sailing is such an incredible buzz. We are starting to wonder why more people don’t do this. Here’s hoping that as you watch us go through this, you’re emboldened to take that leap of faith towards your dream — whatever that may be. For us, it’s to live a more simply beautiful life and travel this wonderful Mother Earth.

In this episode you’ll see us get our hands wet and wrung sailing, fishing, crabbing, and generally getting splashed into this live aboard life. We get some help from Seattle Sailing Club and the gorgeousness that is the Pacific Northwest. We look at our first serious contender as a sailboat purchase for us, and start to purge all that will not fit on the boat. It’s a lot of stuff and we don’t get it all done in these few short moments of this chapter. So stay tuned.

Speaking of stuff, we want to share with you, if it hasn’t been clear in our other communications, that we are far from complaining about the life we currently have. It’s been a blessing to raise our children in a sleepy little Cascade Foothill town; but, when we looked to our next chapter of life, there was something not right about all of this. We, like many American (dare we say Westerners) have been caught up in the trap of abundant consumerism. For many, it seems to provide contentment and happiness. For us, that wasn’t the case. We are blessed and highly privileged. We get that. We plan to use it all for good. And our daily lives now, after the dawn of Proteus Rising, are even more firmly centered on a life of discovery juxtaposed with service. As we go through this process, you will see us give more than sell, and discover key themes and lessons in life through service to those who need us. We worked hard; but, we’re not ignorant to those who paid it forward to help us get here — and the list of those folks is long, from parents and extended family, friends, mentors, and even strangers on a ferry who gave the children of a weary mother ice cream cones because witnessing our family outing reminded them of times gone by in their own life. People shape our lives. Our fervent hope is that by witnessing our adventure, we can somehow positively shape yours, albeit virtually, as well.

One cautionary word: this video contains lots of giddiness over being on the water. But you can handle that, right?

Also, Greg is steeling himself for all the comments about his silly sunglasses. When this episode was filmed he was between prescription sunglasses. Our captain needs to see well when adventuring, aye?

One administrative note:  Casz is slowly getting this video editing work into crush status, so hopefully we’ll get to that every-other “Thors-day” release very soon. Thanks for sticking with us.

Feel free to share this crazy adventure of going from land to sea and all around the world with your friends. And if you’re feeling generous and we’d love to have you subscribe to our YouTube channel — it really helps motivate us to keep making this content. You’re also welcomed to please leave a comment here. We want to connect with you, because that’s what this entire adventure story is about: connection. Connection to the world at large, and more intimately, connection to you. We’ll answer as many questions as we can! Enjoy!

Ciao!

Casz & Greg

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Chapter One: We’re Doing This! Now What? Proteus Rising – Book One

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” ~ Jesse Owens

Chasing a dream is a lot of hurry up and wait. But the waiting lets you think, plan, asses, change tactics, and determine the next right step. We’ve been doing a lot of chasing in these past months. We’ve also had lots of stalled moments, where the waiting has been an exercise in patience and determination. We’ve also been learning everything we can about the life we’re headed towards. Deep discussions in early morning light or after midnight darkness keeps us fueled for the next leg of this journey. And bit by bit we are getting it done. We can see the pot at the end of the rainbow. Now we just have to navigate this new life.

That navigation has been a challenge. With every challenge there are victories and failures. Both teach us lots. Casz says a lot lately: “Partial Victory is Mine!” Every accomplishment, no matter how small is worth celebrating. But we’re saving the champagne for the boat when we get her. In the meantime we work. And work it has been.  It took us a bit to get this next chapter/video out. Our apologies for the delay. Bet you thought we got cold feet and decided not to do it. Quite the opposite. We’re all in. However, we didn’t want to slap a chapter (episode) together. As it was, poor Casz was just about done with this episode and lost it all…and had to start all over again. That learning curve is still there — it’s not as steep now, and we’re really beginning to enjoy creating these little video books for you.

We have to tell you, though, this whole process of going from land to sea and all around the world is coming at us like a speed boat and some days we are at anchor trying to react (by the way, don’t be like the driver of that motor boat). Regardless, it’s here and we’re feeling more natural about recording our lives — because that takes some getting used to naturally. You need to be honest. You need to allow yourself to be vulnerable. In the big wide world that can seem very scary. Without those things the stories we share won’t have any real meaning to those who follow our adventure. So we’re determined to be real with our stories. We promise you that.

It was a whirlwind summer and you get a peak into all we did to cross off the list so we can sell the house, buy a boat, and sail around the world.

One word about lists. They seem to multiply. We have our big category lists for this, but we also have smaller task lists. There are daily lists (what did you purge today?); and there are weekend lists; and there are dream lists. The lists go on and on. It’s overwhelming and we can totally see why that would be a game stopper for anyone considering this kind of alternative living — especially if they are like us and have 30-plus years of family life to simplify. There’s no other way to describe it but this:  Hot Mess. Our garage looks like a disaster zone as we categorize things to sell, things to keep, things to give away or throw away.

Click the photo and you’ll see this chapter in our Proteus Rising adventure. We’d love it if you gave it a thumbs up, subscribed, and left us a comment! You can also find Proteus Rising on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Come hang with us there, too.

Next time we’re really getting into purging, enjoying our son’s senior football season, and sailboat shopping. Yep, we’re starting to shop now. So, stay tuned. We hope to get on an every-other week release for the time being. We’re shooting for 5 p.m. every “Thorsday”…the Viking (@gregor.the.red on Instagram) would have it no other way.

Skol!

Greg & Casz

 

 

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