As some of you may know, ive been living aboard
with my other half for the past few months. Sadly, it has come to an end and ive returned to UK.
I adapted well to boat life and whilst I loved the location and country, at this time of year there was only one other English
speaking couple in the boat yard some days and I was starved of contact with others, unable to communicate with locals and didnt even have tv to watch. The only point of contact with the outside world was via the net for radio
and the connection was slow and intermittent, restricted to a total 5 hours per day, when we could get on line. It often failed to send mail or log onto most web sites.
In addition, he has lived alone for many years and shuns the outside world, so I found it very difficult to socialise and communicate which I need very much. Everyday has been a workday and we got a lot of work done on the boat and it was heartbreaking watching everyone going out sailing most days in glorious Med weather
while we were covered in dust, paint
and grease. Im not going to run him down, hes a good, kind guy, just not suited to a relationship or sharing his space. I will miss him a lot.
My dream has run out of road for now and im single
again. But im wiser than I was 3 months ago, I now understand more of what many people chat about on here, ive lived aboard, and even though it was on the hard
, ive got experience of living aboard
at close quarters with the heads, galley
, etc and know the challenges that people in houses dont know exist.