Originally Posted by Ex-Calif
I could live under a railroad bridge but I choose not to. Chicken rice in Singapore
is about US$1. I can live on $30 bucks a month. But I don't...
This statement pretty much hits the nail on the head
These " Can you do this for that" kind of questions are kind of silly really as its like asking a political or religious question...The answer will be different for everyone.
What has been shared here is what has or is being done by people doing it or having done some cruising and then some like me whom have not but know enough of themselves and their boats to know about what figure will work and what one will most likely not.
I have no desire to live anywhere for 500 per month unless I could maintain my current
lifestyle on that sum somewhere...If that's possible sign me up.
Pulling from other threads and comments made and ideas given... I know I would be bored stiff idling away the days with out some night life to some degree once or twice per week on the hook or renting
a car or moped's to explore in land areas, local haunts and so forth no matter how beautiful the anchorage is...So what's the point for me even trying to be so frugal?...I would quit the second or third month out!
I love solitude at times but I love a crowd equally well at others...when I hear the term "counter culture"...I think of unyielding ideals from people trying to fend off and hoard for themselves some jem of a so called nirvana they found somewhere...and I'm not welcome because I don't look or act like them or something like that...I'm an uninvited intruder crashing the party.
This is my vision of counter culture and I hope its squashed dead ..for it is a very selfish attitude...no higher in regard then the jerk who is mindless of what his generator noise
is doing to some pristine anchorage somewhere 24/7...or a blaring boom box on the beach or cockpit
...or naked harry butt on a for deck
for that matter.....Counter to me means "Screw you I don't care how you feel"
or " If you don't like it move"......well that doesn't work very well does it on public lands!.. if you are the one feeling wronged because this is "Your" paradise.
So What's my point?....we have to ALL be sensitive toward one another in all we do at all times...and engage in our personal freedoms when it offends no one and modify them when they do...if not then you are the one who is the pig of the anchorage no matter who dropped anchor
first or what boat you own..or how much money
it takes to get you by.
This has nothing to do with stifling individualism but everything to do with humbleness toward others...Howl at the moon..or run a generator
all we want when no ear is there to offend but you will be counter to my culture and I yours if its when either of us are trying to sleep or enjoy a sunrise or sun set . Be kind towards one another and we suddenly find ourselves from the same culture...that would be known as the Human culture trying to enjoy our lives separately in different ways while occupying the same real estate together.
Anybody from that culture is welcomed buy me as friend and I'm usually found buying
the first round of beer