Tarin and her husband Logan decided to give up the traditional way of life and buy a boat instead (Photo: Tarin Pickard / SWNS)
Tarin Picard and her husband Logan had never sailed before, but that did not stop them from quitting their jobs, buying boats and exploring the world.
Inspired by seeing others living on boats while in Ireland, the couple decided to abandon their traditional way of life in 2019.
Since then, they have been on the water, now traveling only once a month to refuel.
Tarin, a 32-year-old former yoga teacher from Vancouver Island, Canada, says: “When we were in Ireland, we started dreaming about life on the boat.
“We noticed that people did a lot there, and we were really fascinated by the idea of not being confined to one place.
“Because of the cold weather in Canada, we do not know if people are doing this, but when we looked on YouTube we found that it is very popular.
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“So without any boating experience, we signed up for a five-day crash course in our area and we got into it! “
The couple’s first boat cost $ 27,500, but they soon sold it, realizing it was too small for a comfortable life.
In February 2020, they upgraded to a larger boat, 45 feet long, for $ 65,000, and then spent a year preparing to board the ship.
After failing to operate two boats, the couple meet their partner on a 40-foot steel ship (Photo: May Ying / SWNS)
They spent a few months doing it, then sailing around the islands of the Browton Archipelago (Photo: Tarin Pickard / SWNS)
This summer, they went – with their dog (Photo: Tarin Pickard / SWNS)
Unfortunately, this ship had its own problems – it was not difficult to cope with more severe weather; That’s a problem because Tarin and Logan and their 10 – year – old dog Max were planning to head north and through the thick snow.
Until March of this year, Tarin and Logan, 36, found a suitable boat: a 40-foot steel boat they had bought for $ 100,000.
After making the necessary renovations in the spring, the couple – along with their dog – embarked on a voyage through the islands of the Browton Archipelago this summer.
These islands on the east coast of Canada are extremely isolated, have no phone service and little population, which means they were alone most of their time.
Some knowledgeable real estate investments allowed couples to quit their jobs (Photo: Tarin Pickard / SWNS)
The boat may be smaller than it would normally be on land, but it works. It has two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a large terrace – plenty of space for three adventurers.
Now, the couple’s daily activities include fishing (they eat a lot of fish they catch themselves), snorkeling and paddle boarding, as well as reading books and watching Netflix.
“Sometimes we run out of food and water because of our desire to be completely alone,” Logan said.
They now live entirely on the boat, landing on shore for stock once a month (Photo: Tarin Pickard / SWNS)
“At first we were not sure how much food to eat, but meal planning can be difficult at times.
“We have a 600 liter water tank that we use for cooking and bathing on the ship, but we try to minimize the consumption of fresh water.
“This means we often wash at sea or dock at local marinas.
“We try to live off the sea as much as possible and fishing is a big part of our day.
“Like most people, we watch Netflix at night, but only if we have a service – that’s very rare!
Before their life overhaul, the couple never boarded a ship (Photo: Tarin Pickard / SWNS)
“It took us a while to get to sleep on the boat due to the constant shaking, but our cabin was really comfortable and our bed was very comfortable. “
If you’ve ever wondered how couples quit their jobs and bought multiple boats, here’s the answer: real estate.
The couple had made a bunch of real estate investments and then sold three homes to finance their lifestyle.
As a result, Logan was able to quit his job as a mechanic, while Tarin spent most of his time in photography.
They Didn’t Look Back (Photo: Tarin Pickard / SWNS)
Tarin said, “We always saved to do something different in our lives, we never knew what it was.
“Instead of buying good stuff and celebrating expensive holidays, we invested in real estate and now live on the money we get from it.
“We now want to live our lives with as little responsibility as possible, and so far it seems to be going well.
“We do not intend to have children, but our adventure revolves around our beloved Husky-Lab Max, who was with us at every stage.
“In our opinion, flying is not the best way to see the world, and now that we have finally settled on our boat, we know that the travel possibilities are endless.
We plan to travel to Europe via the Northwest route in the future, but we are now happy to explore the Canadian coast.
“Life at sea seems so natural to us that we both never want to go back to normal life – we are actually living our dreams. “
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