Glad you made it be in safe and without much damage. I too would like a copy of your article. If Gypsy Soul is still at Hook and Bull he has my email address.
You don't have to be well to do to stay put for a couple of months but you do need some sort of income. Beings you are in Iraq I assume you are in the service. You could save a pile of money while over there. Then sail for awhile find a place you like and work for awhile to rebuild the kitty.
We have friends cruising on his SS and we are planning on leaving here soon and cruise on my SS. Another friend is taking a year leave of absent to go cruising.
Cruising kitty all depends on what type of life style you want to live and how much that life style will cost you.
Thank you for your service.