Since I was in high school I have wanted to sail around the world. Romantically I see myself just sailing aroung the world from port to port. I am getting a bit of a late start at 56. I started sailing three years ago. First boat was a dinghy racer Force Five, then a Pintail day sailor, and just recently purchased a Sonic 23 which will be my first keel boat.
I am so excited I could wet myself!! : ) So I intend to get my "sea legs" as it were with this boat on Lake Champlain in VT. May do a coastal trip up to Montreal out the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic and down the coast to NYC and back up the Hudson and through the locks back to Lake Champlain. I don't know if I will ever make it around the world sailing but it was great to read about your process and motivation. It really has inspired me to "stay the course"!