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View Poll Results: When traveling (new place, port, of just anchorage) which are you more interested in
The journey is the part I look most forward to. 18 78.26%
The destination is the part I look most forward to. 5 21.74%
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Old 19-12-2014, 12:31   #1
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Journey or the Destination

I like just sailing on a nice day. But when I'm going somewhere I like the sail if nice for a while, but am more interested in the destination and the events I have planned once I get there.

Which are you most interested in, the journey or the destination?
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Re: Journey or the Destination

That's a tough one. But I lean toward the "getting there" I suppose. Sometimes the journey can be great... but I anticipate what's over the horizon.... even though often it's not what I anticipated!
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Re: Journey or the Destination

I can't vote, for the journey and the destination have the same importance for me.

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Re: Journey or the Destination

Good topic!

If I were only interested in getting to the destination, there are faster and often less expensive means of getting there, rather than by sailboat.

So, for me, the journey by sailboat is a big part of the reward, if not the entire reward itself.
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Tough choice...
Need the journey for the destination.. and the destination for the journey..
50/50 for me..
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Old 19-12-2014, 13:47   #6
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Tough choice...
Need the journey for the destination.. and the destination for the journey..
50/50 for me..
What if I said that during the journey you have run out of smokes and beer?
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Which are you most interested in, the journey or the destination?
Yes!

zoom out far enough philosophically and they are the same. Probably.

Though have to say going to the same destination over and over never appealed so much as sailing over the horizon to a new destination so far unseen, is that a destination or a journey....
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Good topic!

If I were only interested in getting to the destination, there are faster and often less expensive means of getting there, rather than by sailboat.

So, for me, the journey by sailboat is a big part of the reward, if not the entire reward itself.
The thing is I only got into sailing to get to the destinations, at lower cost.
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Re: Journey or the Destination

Neither; its all about the maintenance...
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Re: Journey or the Destination

As long as the journey is less than four hours and accompanied by music, friends, and a few beers, both. Otherwise, the destination. Ocean crossings are not for me!


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Neither; its all about the maintenance...
Funny. Today we started out in the morning to take a journey to a new destination. We ended up pulling up anchor, drifting backwards 50' and quickly reanchoring - where I then proceeded to spend the entire day fixing the things that broke during that 50' passage.

It was a short journey and the destination didn't change much…

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Re: Journey or the Destination

Love the Philosophical Friday post.

Can't vote though, my choice isn't there. For me is the freedom of the life-style. Both the journey and the destination are part of that. To live our lives simply, traveling where we want within the reach of the wind and sea and the ability of our skills and boat.

Great topic.
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Re: Journey or the Destination

When we use to have the powerboat it was all about the destination. But one day we were catching up to a slow moving storm so we slowed down, at that point we realized that we enjoyed being on the water together more then getting to the next spot. Soon after we were only traveling 4 or 5 knots with the powerboat so we sold it and got into sailing.


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Good topic!

If I were only interested in getting to the destination, there are faster and often less expensive means of getting there, rather than by sailboat.

So, for me, the journey by sailboat is a big part of the reward, if not the entire reward itself.
We go to a lot of places where a sailboat is by far the cheapest way of getting there and staying there.

I enjoy the sail, but the destination gives it a purpose.
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Old 19-12-2014, 15:53   #15
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Re: Journey or the Destination

So it sounds you people are more interested in sailing than cruising. Take it you are spending more time underway than not then.
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