Hello world! My name is Cindy. I am the second crew member of Cream Puff.
My happy place is in or on the water. My parents had a ski boat and a lake house when I was growing up. We spent our summers water-skiing and swimming from sunrise to sunset. I am the rebel who wanted to sail rather than motor. My family teased us about shutting off the engine and sailing slowly but I really prefer sailing…most days. On days when the ocean is flat, the winds are 1 knot and the temperature is at 98 degrees with 98% humidity I might have a moment of reflection. 🙂
I learned quite a lot about sailing from our 38’ Cheoy Lee and our 18 foot Hobie Catamaran. Our Amel 53 has increased my education substantially.
The first two years owning Cream Puff I participated in learning about our boat but not to the extent I would once we moved on full time. I was busy selling my company and downsizing our lives for the move to permanently living on the boat. Once we moved aboard full time, we encountered many new challenges and obstacles. We learned to slow down our frantic pace and enjoy each new adventure. We have learned a lot about our lives outside our comfort zone and grew to really love living on Cream Puff. It has been a fun and sometimes frustrating learning curve but in the end we learned owning an Amel has made this lifestyle safer and easier.