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Old 07-04-2010, 10:10   #16
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...either answer it how you feel or just donít write anything.
I feel itís inappropriate to demand a particular type of reply, just as it would be for others to demand a particular type of question.

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I feel itís inappropriate to demand a particular type of reply, just as it would be for others to demand a particular type of question.

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Well I demanded a type of reply becasue people like you like to waste your own time (dont ask me why) to say pointless things.
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Old 07-04-2010, 17:59   #18
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ogh barnakiel, so cynical. There is no doubt that long distance sailing is a drag, but its a means to get to places.
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But do note that it can also mean to be at sea ...

Believe me or not, but when approaching Brazil after 36 days of passage from RSA I really DID NOT WANT TO GET THERE. Because it was the land and because it was Brazil.

I know it may sound strange but to me the offshore part is the best of it.

I like the cruising life more than my office times, but I am simply not a social animal.

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Old 07-04-2010, 18:33   #19
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Well I demanded a type of reply because people like you like to waste your own time (don't ask me why) to say pointless things.
Opinions about other people that reply are not required or welcome. If you start a thread and don't like the results you have several options:

1. Learn how to ask questions people can answer.

2. Don't complain because you don't like the answers.

3. Sometimes the effort put into the question lacks enough effort to yield much for answers. It has many similarities to fishing. Sometimes there is a reason you don't catch fish, but it never comes down to a problem with the fish. Deal with it like a fisherman.

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Old 07-04-2010, 18:51   #20
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Freedom
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In no particular order. Been at it 10 years now, can't wait for the next 10 years....
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Just want to hear from people that have done it.
Done what? You see, you haven't really ask a question yet. I've been up and down the ICW 8 times, and some folks call that cruising. I've crossed an ocean, and some folks call that cruising. I've sailed from Morro Bay, CA to Cabo San Lucas, and some folks call that cruising. I've sailed from St. Maartin to Panama, and some folks might call that cruising. I've lived on a boat for 20 years; no one calls that cruising.

I just went from Rhode Island to the Bahamas, and am on my way back to RI; some folks call that cruising. My friends that sail around the world call that "gunk-holing"...

Plenty of folks would rightly say I haven't really been cruising yet. Others rightly call me a cruiser...

.... it all depends. Which is why we do it.

What do you want to accomplish?
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Cruising life enables a wide dynamic range of emotions. From shear despair to total happiness. Sometimes it goes from one extreme to another in a few minutes.
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Cruising life enables a wide dynamic range of emotions. From shear despair to total happiness. Sometimes it goes from one extreme to another in a few minutes.
"Long distance passagemaking (cruising) consists of endless hours and days of utter boredom; punctuated by moments of sheer terror." ~ by Unknown (to me)
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For me cruising is going from country to country by boat. Nipping back and forth between one island (and/or country) and another is not. I think it has to involve some ocean passages too.

For me it's about being the master of my own destiny and getting about under my own steam.
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