Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Not liking the cruising lifestyle

When I was at Bock's Marina I got into a conversation with Kenny about the cruising life.  He told me that he believes that about 60% of people for whom full time cruising is a lifelong dream don't like it.  (I am reminded that when I was a teenager someone told me "sometimes wanting is better than having."  In fact he said that several people had bought boats stored at his yard and returned within the first year to put them up for sale.  Two of my friends have come to the conclusion that the single handing cruising lifestyle is just not for them.

I remember that I hit the wall in my first year cruising.  I too was ready to give it up after about 6 months but I pushed through.  I think that single hand cruising is hard - particularly because it can be very lonely.  But for me the alternative is less appealing, at least at the moment.  We will see what the future holds.

In the short term I am considering going over to the Bahamas for some swimming and diving and to check it off on my bucket list.  The in early May I am cycling up to cross the Atlantic and head for Ireland and the U.K.   We will see if I can pull it off.

Fair winds and following seas...

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