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Old 25-05-2014, 22:58   #16
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Actually, it's "Moitessier" said the spelling fanatic.

Perhaps, in the end, we all go the long way.
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Old 25-05-2014, 23:01   #17
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. . . and then some wave comes by or some gear breaks and knocks you on your arse . . .

That's part of it too . . . .

Only on my boat, it doesn't even take a wave for gear to break . . . Or even to be at sea at all
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Yep... After single handing from Recife to Trinidad, I stayed way out at anchor for two days, trying to pluck up the courage to go ashore.
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Re: Moitessier Syndrome

Arrival at a Port means work/formalities/shopping...ie. all the stuff I hate... so never happy to make Port.

However, arriving at a remote atoll or quiet anchorage is what I dream about on passage.

I guess the novelty of long voyages has worn off because for me...the passage is not the destination.

I still enjoy the mental game of predicted navigation and weather analysis.
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Old 26-05-2014, 11:27   #20
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Arrival at a Port means work/formalities/shopping...ie. all the stuff I hate... so never happy to make Port.

However, arriving at a remote atoll or quiet anchorage is what I dream about on passage.

I guess the novelty of long voyages has worn off because for me...the passage is not the destination.

I still enjoy the mental game of predicted navigation and weather analysis.
The passage has never been the destination for me. I plan my cruises around interesting ports of call, not just to be out sailing. Which is why I have been puzzled to be feeling this way lately.
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Re: Moitessier Syndrome

You are evolving into a higher life form known as homis Pelagis. With little patience or time for the intricacies of shore side living.
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Old 26-05-2014, 18:52   #22
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Re: Moitessier Syndrome

When I first started cruising....

Arrival at a destination was far more pleasant

We were treated like a novelty and Shore side people were so nice and accommodating.

Things have changed and I now wonder what new con or rules the locals have come up with to frustrate me.

Perhaps that is what you are feeling?
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Re: Moitessier Syndrome

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When I first started cruising....

Arrival at a destination was far more pleasant

We were treated like a novelty and Shore side people were so nice and accommodating.

Things have changed and I now wonder what new con or rules the locals have come up with to frustrate me.

Perhaps that is what you are feeling?
An observation with good insight! Things surely do change in that respect. I cringe each time we return to Oz and I have to deal with their quarantine service. Not only is there a rapacious charge (330 AUD if in weekday working hours of 0800 to 1600, double time elsewise), but the rules, or interpretation of the rules, changes with each arrival.

But we still like it here, and the local cruising is good during the cyclone season!

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Re: Moitessier Syndrome

We were anchored out at the far end of south Puget Sound this holiday weekend watching the rain come down. I pulled out BM's classic, "The Long Way" and started my third reading of it. Just as fresh as the first time.

Came back to the house now and saw this thread.

Funny that.

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We were anchored out at the far end of south Puget Sound this holiday weekend watching the rain come down. I pulled out BM's classic, "The Long Way" and started my third reading of it. Just as fresh as the first time.

Came back to the house now and saw this thread.

Funny that.

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How many of you have ever experienced something like the following: You've been sailing for a couple of days and nights, a new port is just over the horizon, with its fleshpots and provisions and the odd part you desperately need, and a cocktail (or three) which you have been denying yourself at sea, and a good hard sleep from a stable platform, and a wander around a strange, new, wonderful place. But you suddenly sight land and -- your heart sinks.
Not really sinking heart, but on longer trips a bit of an aversion to the ending of the now familiar routine of offshore. But it's usually quite easy to overcome if you've been reading the salad pages of a recipe book for the last week and the final tomato went many days ago
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That cocktail with ice in it (lots of ice) always helps soothe the transition for me... pete
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That cocktail with ice in it (lots of ice) always helps soothe the transition for me... pete
For me its the gorgeous females strolling along an Algarve beach..
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For me its the gorgeous females strolling along an Algarve beach..
..for me it's a combination of the two!
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We were anchored out at the far end of south Puget Sound this holiday weekend watching the rain come down. I pulled out BM's classic, "The Long Way" and started my third reading of it. Just as fresh as the first time.
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I put this book on my kindle several months ago and completely forgot about it. Thank you for reminding me! Now to find a nice quiet anchorage...
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