Re: What kind of work do you do to finance your sailing?
Another retired teacher, it is an interesting problem. I used to teach in an inner city school (even though it was in the suburbs) and spent much of my time telling kids that they could go to university if they wanted to. Then I switched to an upper-middle class area with many immigrant parents who stressed university from day one of the kid's life. The problem there was that every kid had to go to university no matter what their interests and abilities were. I think it may be changing though (slowly) as parents are starting to realize that there are a lot of unemployed (or underemployed) teachers, accountants, lawyers, etc out there.
Back in the water in Grenada - with new main and #2 and cockpit canvas (Santa came early). Will spend the winter and early spring in the Caribbean and then head to Bermuda and the northeast US. Still trying to decide if we will bring the boat to Canada, either in 2015 or 2016.