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Old 18-02-2018, 06:06   #31
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Re: Home sickness..

Things I miss:

- Jiffy Lube. Need one for boats!*

- Friends and family. (They come and sail with us.)

- Wood fires in the den.

- My couch, now I have to climb into a berth to take an official two hour nap.

Other than that....adios amigos!


*Changing oil and filters this A.M.
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Old 18-02-2018, 06:35   #32
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If i knew where home was, i might could give more an answer.

I have been on trips and thought to myself i wanted to go home, but then i ask myself where is home... I didn't have an answer.
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Old 18-02-2018, 13:54   #33
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Hello, everyone,

I have found reading all these posts quite moving, and I am also struck by the really deep honesty in some of the posts. Thank you for sharing, guys.

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I am the weird one here. My dad was a military navy man. So, we moved every two years or three at the most. I lived in Asian countries most of my pubescent life and teenage years. I never feel settled. I lived in S. Calif for 17 years during my marriage and raising 3 children. But i never felt at home.

So, for me, my homesickness i guess would be that i have a deep need to be moving and seeing other things. While i get ready in the next 17 months to retire...i am full of excitement to travel. It has taken a lifetime to achieve this.

So, i guess i am the opposite. I am home and feel the deep need to not be home. And when i am home it never feels like that to me. My poor wife...She will go to heaven directly after throwing in with me.
You're describing road sickness, and I bet most cruisers experience it to some extent. "Deep need to be moving and seeing other things" - that's me, too!

A boat is the ideal way to deal with this passion, because you can after all have a bit of domestic coziness, a nest of your own, but it's not stuck in one place - you can carry your home with you on your adventures.
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You're describing road sickness, and I bet most cruisers experience it to some extent. "Deep need to be moving and seeing other things" - that's me, too!

A boat is the ideal way to deal with this passion, because you can after all have a bit of domestic coziness, a nest of your own, but it's not stuck in one place - you can carry your home with you on your adventures.
Exactly. We traveled via car and camper prior to the boat, and N was dreaming of land again. Our boat is how we reconcile my husband's need for a physical home, and my road sickness.
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I really don't enjoy the "2 week vacation" travel methodology. But I move every 3 - 5 years. At first it was just across town, then a few towns over. Now its between countries and across the US. Living on a boat was a solution so I don't have to box things up.
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As a military brat, always heard talk of England and of living there when dad retired.

It was very different from where I had been and how we lived in Asia.

Now, I miss Bitter beer and some English foods. I search out pubs that sell Guinness here... I left the UK in '89.

Home sick? I have the dream, thats about it. Nostalgia does kick in occasionally.
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Just remember, you can sleep on your boat but you can't sail a house!
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A good friend of mine is from England. She has lived overseas for the last 25 years, currently now in the US. She always refers to the UK as "Home".
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A boat can take you back to the land of your fathers.. a house keeps you anchored to the land you are in..
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Re: Home sickness..

growing up was all over usa.
homesick? what is home..home is my boat, wherever it is. when i was a kid, home was where momma was.
only thing resembling homesick i ever had was when donny died in 2014 and i NEEEDED to get to momma. but that was different than homesick.
home is where my boat is anchored/moored/berthed.
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Still new enough to this I can't speak for myself. But my brother, 71 years old, well:

Craig moved to Ecuador 3 years ago and rarely comes back even though our 91 year old father is still alive and well. When he does come back, the few times he has, it has been for a medical procedure. He is always antsy and can't wait to get on a plane and head back south. He loves Ecuador and I asked him "why?" He said value of the dollar is great, good food, the arts and great medical care at cheap prices compared to the US.

Wait?? What?? Cheap medical care, but I thought you were here for..

He obviously doesn't get homesick except maybe for his new homeland. But he can't really explain it.
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Not being able to talk to somebody that speaks English as a first language.
Just flew into Detroit on Friday. I had a harder time understanding sone of the staff there than the butchered English in the last 3 airports.

Really not an issue getting homesick but do miss my truck and workshop sometimes.
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We have lived overseas for the last ten years and going home for us was having the kids know where they came from and keeping up with family.

So now that I am home...I want to be somewhere else
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