I’ll be blogging about the process all along the way.
What happens is that initially, you come up with the protoplan, and it develops over time into the working plan. So, for instance, the initial idea was to haul my trailer down there as my initial outpost.
Thing is, I can rent a place like this for $325 per month—less than I’d spend on self-medicating booze in my American Cage. Palapas Permanente.
So, doesn’t make sense to haul a trailer and pay for parking it. I’m selling it. Ought to fetch around $10,000. $2,500 of that has just been spent on a DoodleBug, so I can more easily tour the area by air, above the unwashed masses of fray. It’s getting ready to be shipped to me from Everett, WA, now.
What is it? Why, it’s an extreme minimalist ultralight setup that you hook up to your regular hang glider. It’s basically using a chainsaw engine with a propeller, to fly a hang glider under power. Weighs in at 50 lbs.
Here’s another, some UK WankerDoodles.
For the more adventuresome: “Hang gliding is freedom from the penitentiary of everyday life.”
So, with the other $7,500 from the sale of the trailer, I’m looking towards buying a small fishing boat once I get down there. If there’s enough, a fishing boat and a jet ski.
Much more to come as I sort the adventure of a lifetime.