A couple of guys buy a boat and leave for a trip around the world, but not everything goes in the right direction.
For a young American couple, sailing around the world was the goal of life
The couple sold everything to make their dream come true
After less than 24 hours, the dream had to deal with reality
It all happened in Madeira Beach in Florida, in the United States. Two young lovers of Colorado, Tanner Broadwell and Nikki Walsh, after selling everything they owned to buy a small boat and travel the world, set the day of departure. The couple had managed to raise the money needed to buy a 1969 28-foot boat.
The boys, after purchasing the boat, had gone to live there. In fact, their idea was to prepare everything for departure. After preparing the boat and having some experience with the transfer of other pleasure boats, everything was finally ready for the great adventure. The purchase of the boat had not been the only expense incurred, as Tanner and Nikki had purchased the necessary equipment for the trip and, above all, a dog.
Tanner, Nikki and their pug dropped their moorings from Tarpon Spring, Florida, to Key West and then decided to head to John's Pass for anchoring. Just as the Titanic passed too close to the iceberg, the boys passed too close to a submerged body against which they collided. The crash opened a big hole in the hull.
The end of a dream and its reconstruction
Fortunately, the pug did not suffer any consequences (in truth it is the only one we care about). The criticality of the situation, however, was immediately evident. The young sailors put on life jackets, called for help and abandoned the boat with their little pug. The quadruped has already contacted his lawyers to have another family entrusted to him. Their trip around the world lasted just over 24 hours.
To be able to recover the wreck it needed more than 10,000 dollars, but Tanner and Nikki no longer had financial resources, so they opened a fundraiser. In just 3 days, fundraising had already reached its goal, and subsequently exceeded it abundantly. The chronicles tell us that later the two bought another boat and were therefore able to complete their original project, only to then opt for the mainland.
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Nikki and Tanner in fact then resold the boat and purchased a camper van with which to travel the world. They have documented much of their adventures on YouTube, but we have no news on the end of the pug. We sincerely hope that in the end he received a kennel all to himself.