Sailing couple return to Wales after 16 year voyage
14 August 2014 Last updated at 12:56 BST
It was supposed to be a week away just to test the water.
Could Clive and Jane Green, from Abergavenny, live together without a cross word in the cramped cabin of a 35ft sailing yacht?
Now 16 years after setting off for a quiet cruise to Spain, the couple have returned to Wales, after covering 51,000 nautical miles as they criss-crossed the globe.
In that time they have sailed pirate-infested seas, watched volcanoes billow, and studied Komodo dragons. All while learning how to become accomplished global seafarers on their boat, the Jane G.
They told Victoria Derbyshire of BBC 5 live about their experiences.