Cruising is when you have to provision, and before you stow the food
you remove the excess packaging and look at the pile of it with amazement and sadness thinking, "wow, what a waste." Cruising is when you are eating out of the frying pan because the water
tank is low, the trash area is smelling rather ripe, and you couldn't decide whether to use water
to wash a dish or use a paper plate and make more trash - so you decided to do neither. Cruising is when the holding tank
level becomes a real concern. Cruising is when you are staring at the battery monitor
calculating what you can turn on now and still have enough power for the refrigerator
to run the rest of the night. Cruising is when a fresh water shower
your hair is luxurious.
Cruising is going to new places and meeting new people, and your shared problems, experiences and dreams give you so much in common you instantly feel like old friends. Cruising is knowing that we are all "in the same boat", and you can ask anyone for a 12-10 AWG butt connector, or advice on what anchor
to use, and you will get it. Cruising is dinner, drinks and laughing with people you met two hours ago, and finding out that you have mutual friends. Cruising is exchanging boat cards.
And then there are the uber-cruisers, the Voyagers...