I didnt get where I am without being a little worldly wise and I know there is someone out there for all of us. More than one in fact, but the odds are we may never meet them.
Im not a fair weather
cruiser, unlike Alans previous girlfriend who he says only wanted to tie up in the best marinas
where there were shops and restaurants and had no interest in long passages of night sailing and star gazing. Im the one who rolled up my sleves and repaired the washing
machine, who replaced the water
tank sender unit, who made the drip feed oil
heater work again, who replaced the broken gas ring on the cooker, who scrubbed the prop clean, stripped down the outboard
carb, cleaned it, made new gaskets and fuel pump
membrane and made it run again,who removed the holed genny heat exchanger
and overhauled the fuel lift
pump .......and a whole bunch of other jobs as well as cook, clean and do the laundry
Work and maintenence is part of life and thats not what sunk the voyage for me.
Its all about partnership
and finding the right partner is vital. I dont know how many peeps here have ever done internet
dating but its a crap shoot. So many liars, cheats, fakers, deluded etc and when the person your hoping to find isnt in your home town, its hard to get to know them.
As has been suggested, maybe I need to move somewhere more central to boating
, and im not talking Cowes. I need to be where like minded sailors are to be found.
So where do I go to rub shoulders with liveaboards and cruisers?