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Old 15-10-2010, 17:02   #16
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For someone just starting the scheming, this is GOLD!

Thanks SO much.
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Old 18-10-2010, 06:31   #17
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This is a very interesting read for anyone considering to take the plunge. We are in the midst of planning a long cruise. Not knowing any true cruising people, these interviews offer a great first hand look into the lives of these cruising folks. The questions asked are the toughest ones to search for in a search engine.

The one word I have gathered so far from reading various interviews is "adaptation". You must adapt to various climates in weather, other cultures, sleeping patterns, diet, close living quarters with crew, solitude, radical changes in spending habits, etc. You essentially have to reinvent yourself at sea. But doing so, makes you a stronger person.


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Old 21-10-2010, 04:23   #18
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... You must adapt to various climates in weather, other cultures, sleeping patterns, diet, close living quarters with crew, solitude, radical changes in spending habits, etc. You essentially have to reinvent yourself at sea. But doing so, makes you a stronger person...
This is what you gathered but when you go you will probably meet an equal number of cruisers who make nothing of the 'fighting, adapting, and getting out a stronger man' attitude. Some just go with the flow - making no sacrifices, no radical changes, just taking what comes.

I think this is a common thing to see people trying to make things happen rather than to LET them happen.

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Old 21-10-2010, 05:28   #19
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Really interesting and informative. Thank you so much for doing this. I hope you have as much fun doing this as we do reading it.
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This is what you gathered but when you go you will probably meet an equal number of cruisers who make nothing of the 'fighting, adapting, and getting out a stronger man' attitude. Some just go with the flow - making no sacrifices, no radical changes, just taking what comes.

I think this is a common thing to see people trying to make things happen rather than to LET them happen.

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Thank you. It *is* a lot of fun for me.

In the upcoming interview, each of the 10 questions is answered by a parent and a child (the child is now an adult) from a cruising family who circumnavigated.
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Its Monday morning- big kid is at school, baby is sleeping. Time for Interview with a cruiser. HEY! I recognize that mug!!
Great job Livia. MarkJ, you sound alomost like a reasonable fellow in the article!
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I greatly enjoyed the interview with Mark Jensen, Livia. He's a perfect example of what can be achieved once goals are set. Thanks for a fine interview, and I look forward to your interviewing him again after he completes his second, slower lap.

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Thanks Livia!!!!

That was fun!!!!!!!!

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I came to cruisersforum to post the link to that and y'all beat me. Good job Mark!
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Very cool site. Make a book out of it and "cash in."
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I understand how you get crews to give you information, but how do you get the cruising boats to respond to questions?
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I understand how you get crews to give you information, but how do you get the cruising boats to respond to questions?
Verrrrry carefully
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I just amazed you managed to get MarkJ to take his tongue out of his cheek...
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I just amazed you managed to get MarkJ to take his tongue out of his cheek...

She just used his foot... it was already in there anyway...
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