The day I metTrevor I knew there was an interesting fellow.
I am like a cat always curious about things and people in particular.
I was just in Sint Martin in the south-east Caribbean and that’s where I met Trevor. Trevor is a captain he holds a 200 ton licence. You can sail a big boat with a licence like that but he is sailing a 54 ft vagabond blue water capable ketch as a charter boat on the coast. Trevor is originally from the U.K. by way of south africa 25 years worth and a family raised. Having been a sailor most of his life he has made a living at it which brings me around to the title of this post.
The skill set Trevor possesses makes living on nothing not only possible but practical. He has spent large amounts of time at sea and needs to keep very little to get along (as a matter of fact he told me that he currently has no shoes or socks) I never saw him other than barefoot tee-shirt and shorts. He lives in paradise! Warm all year. Long hair reportedly he never combs and a very capable 61 years young!
Trevor owns and lives on a 32 ft sail boat I have not seen. He refers to it as his shed this has been home for the last 17 years. He has sailed it across the atlantic more than a few times with and without an engine. Trevor’s typical day as I have seen it is to rise with the sun. Dingy over to the random wind his place of employment and fart around on the deck a little then grab a cup of coffee and lounge on the back of the boat untill the guest arrive. He helps everyone aboard and then at around 10 am we sail down the coast make a couple of stops to play in the water eat lunch. He does a few flips and stunts off a swing into the water and back to the bay by 3 pm.
After sending the guest back to the dock and having a coldy (coors lite) he then farts around on deck and lounges in the rear of the boat again. Trevor’s cost of living is slight. His job is easy and routine. He wants for nothing. He told me his retirement plan is keep working. The reason he can live like this is he owns and needs little or nothing and keeps it that way. He owns a micro home on the water and can park it any where he likes free. I envy Trevor and his lifestyle it is very idyllic simple and straight forward.
I look forward to spending more time with him and like him. Its island time.