Anyway - instead of retirement property, we'll buy a really awesome sailboat....or a starter sailboat and upgrade as the time/income/skills provide...and then it won't matter if the oceans rise up and swallow all of the dry land because we'll be living on our own floating island. Like in Waterworld. But with better hygiene.
So you're wondering what inspired this? Aside from the fact that it's brilliant and I love the water?
We went sailing on Wednesday night.
Steve Hoists the Mail Sail:
And now you want one, too.