Just a word of wisdom to those that are looking to work and cruise
.. It is possible but sometimes gets out of hand.. and you lose prospective on why you are working in the first place..
Just a short,
Back in March of this year we pulled into a marina here in the California Delta
to take a break and do a little work on the boat as we've been goofing off for the past 7 years and sight seeing from Alaska
and all points between.
And a couple people here in the Marina found out we've been doing Canvas
Repair as we traveled.. It didnt take long before we moved our work off the boat and into a shop in the marina complex and hung up a shingle with a name on it..
Well, that was 8 months ago, and we had planned on moving south for the winter into warmer climate, but things have changed... Our small business has grown to the point that we're setting dates for jobs as far out as 3 months and the wife is setting at her table on the other end of our shop sewing victorian formal wear for the Sacramento Opera...
And a week or so ago we went out and purchased a new "JUKI" sewing machine
for doing canvas
And On the way back home after making the purchase
, I looked over to the wife and mentioned that the new machine has fixed legs on it..
We looked at each other and didnt have to say anymore as we were both thinking the same thing.. Our Dreams of Cruising have ended, at least for a time..
We still live on the boat, but she's tyed to a dock
, and the birds are using the spreaders as a morning roost.. The business is booming and we have more work than we know what to do with..
So I have this cautionary tale to tell you.. We cruisers are a rare breed and we're known to do things right the first time as there may never be second chance, those that have been there know of what I speak. And when you take our vast knowledge and start working among the dwellers of the land, we excell in any trade
we chose.. Its in us...
Beware that you dont get caught as I have with not only a job but a thriving business to hold you ashore..
And for the present, all I can do is dream of the next time I raise my head
to smell the sweet aroma of salt