Four years later, our perpetual wanderlust, launched us from Houston, Texas, to expatriate life in both Dubai, UAE and Qingdao, China where we worked as international educators. But, after COVID emerged, we decided to leave China and trade in landlubbing for living on the water.
After a seven months search, we purchased S/V Blown Away, a 2015 Leopard 44 from Sunsail Charter, and have completed myriad upgrades in St. Lucia and Sint Maarten to prepare her for long distance, blue water cruising.
And so the adventure begins...
Ahoy Matey! We are Brown and Eileen Councill. Welcome to our website where we share about our sailing adventures with the hope that it will entertain, inspire and educate. May it also give you the courage to chase your own dreams.
Our dream began in elementary school where the seeds of circumnavigation were planted through literature namely The Sailor Dog by Margeret Wise Brown and Dove by Robin Lee Graham. Decades later, we met and our adventurous spirits connected. In 2011, we married and started our joint adventure traveling at every opportunity.