A pair of crazy millennials trying to ‘live their best life’.
Goals and dreams are what makes life interesting. Just make sure you plan ahead.
If your dream is to sail around the world, perhaps a little boating experience is necessary before you sell all that you have to ‘live the dream’.
A twenty-something couple sold all that they had to buy a 49-year old boat for $5,000 and spent another $5,000 to get it seaworthy. They named it Lagniappe,’ (pronounced lanny-yap,) and is Creole for ‘bonus.’ The thing is — neither of them had any boating experience.
What could possibly go wrong?
Tanner Broadwell, 26, and Nikki Walsh, 24, sold everything they owned in Colorado to buy a sailboat and live their best lives on the open sea, but that dream life was short-lived when their houseboat sank off the coast of Florida on Wednesday.
The couple was only two days into the adventure of a lifetime, when they’re[sic] dream boat hit something in the water, and capsized, leaving everything but the dog, a little cash and their social security cards to float away, at their fingertips.
‘I sold everything I had to do this,’ Broadwell told the Tampa Bay Times, ‘and I lost everything in a matter of 20 minutes.‘
Just 15 minutes before 9 pm Eastern, they started having a difficult time navigating the channel.
Things in their view didn’t seem to line up with a navigation chart they had from 2016-2017, and then their ship struck something in the water so abruptly that Walsh almost flew off the deck.
Broadwell soon realized the keel had been ripped from the base of the boat.
As water began making its way into the cabin, Walsh called Sea Tow.
The couple even brought their innocent dog on this poorly thought out adventure.
They lost it all except $90, their dog, and their social security cards.
But wait! There’s more!
They still have to get their boat out of the water.
Now, they face what could cost them up to $10,000 to get the boat out of the water, with no money and no insurance.
Neither Broadwell nor Walsh had any boating experience, but that didn’t stop them from buying the 49-year-old vessel from Alabama, last April.
So, kiddies, did you learn anything from this?
Broadwell and Walsh didn’t seem to.
Now, with only $90 to their names, the couple aren’t sure exactly what they’ll do or where they’ll go. But they do know one thing: this isn’t the last of their adventures at sea.
‘I’m not going to give up now,’ Broadwell said. ‘I’m going to get another boat down the road.‘
Walsh is on board, too, at least metaphorically, if not literally at the moment.
‘We can’t just give up on our dreams,’ she said.
Source: Daily Mail
Let’s hope they take some boating lessons before they ‘get another boat down the road’ to ‘live their best life.’
Those millennials are such a hoot.
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