There are many reasons people cruise
. The majority, I believe, enjoy combining sailing with socialization. However, there is a sizeable minority that enjoys the solitude of spending quality time with your partner and pursuing reading, music
, hobbies and, of course, boat chores. I cannot criticize those who pursue socialization since we have met many friends that resulted in quality, long term relationships. However, we tend to anchor
away from the crowd and do not overtly pursue contact. On the other hand, I have helped many fellow cruisers fix their disabled boats, provided needed tools/parts and assisted many novices in trouble in the last 25 years. Cruising is different things to different people and I believe that respecting others privacy is paramount. If a boat is interested in socialization, it is usually very apparent by the activity aboard. Good luck and good sailing.