Originally Posted by svcambria
A little bit of um, er, Dutch uncle advise - you should get to a convenient coast and sail on the ocean with someone to see if it suits - "they" say that sea sickness
is terrible (don't know 'cuz I never had it) but if you do suffer from that it would be wise to find out how badly and what you could do about it sooner rather than later. And experience secondary stuff, like living in a small space, always in motion, a place for everything and everything in its place, etc etc etc...
That's definitely good advice! In fact, it's such good advice that I've already got plans in motion for doing just that. I checked out the crew wanted
section of this very website and found someone who didn't mind that I wasn't really experienced. I'd much rather find out now if this is something that I want to invest such a huge portion of my life in, than be disappointed later. Like you suggested, I want to find out about living in a small space on the ocean that's always in motion. I'm not overly worried about sea sickness
. The only time I've ever felt even a little motion sick was after 5 straight hours of roller-coasters, but a boat is a totally different thing so I suppose we'll see.
I like the idea of fixing up my own dinghy
, it would give me some good practical experience. However that might have to wait for next summer because all my money
right now is being saved for the plane ticket I need to get to Connecticut. I know a lot of you probably grew up somewhere you were around boats so it was easier for you to get into sailing, but for those of you who had to travel a long way just to get on a boat in the ocean for the first time, I think you can understand how ridiculously excited I am right now about my newest plan!