As they say, all good things must come to an end. Even rainbows have to end. In this case, it is time for us to say goodbye to our first boat, Rainbow's End. We sold her to a guy who is very excited about taking her on new adventures with his family. We always knew that Rainbow's End wasn't "our forever" boat. We bought her in December 2012 as our "for now" boat to give us the opportunity to cruise in New Zealand and to explore what owning and living on a boat full-time is really like. Rainbow's End was a great first boat for us and we learned heaps about boats, sailing and ourselves. And we got to see parts of New Zealand that we wouldn't of easily been able to without a sailboat.
Although it was a bit of a bittersweet moment to say goodbye to Rainbow's End, it is also a really exciting time as it means we'll be off to the States in a few months looking for our next boat so that we can explore the rest of the world from the water. In the meantime, we've turned into those CLOD people - cruisers living on dirt. After living on a boat, dirt seems pretty overrated so we're highly motivated to buy that next boat. Now if only we could find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow - I have a big wish list for the next boat!