Originally Posted by zeehag
the boat. the lifestyle, and of course, the SEA about which our lifestyle is totally! that is what keeps me here...
my first boat was 1990, even tho i learned to sail from age 7 with my great uncle as a teacher--all of us kids
went sailing with uncle phil whenever we could. his boat was a gaff rigged sloop---on hudson
river--we did a lot of sailing in her.
always loved the sea.
lived aboard from 1990 on many different boats until i found this one.... and my ericson
which will haunt me forever.... cruising my brick of a formosa
and loving it.
yeah, there are occasional concerns, but stuff happens and things get fixed easily enough. and then i sail.
fix, then sail, then fix , then sail... cruising.....
To add to this, two wonderful experiences I have had this summer (I just moved on last November).
First, the bioluminescence here has been SPECTACULAR -- splash the water
and get great showers of electric
aqua sparks, rippling through the water
. For some reason it's especially strong in my marina. It was so strong you could see it during the DAY -- no kidding -- as an extra-bright sparkle on breaking water. Astounding! One night I got in my dinghy
and just rowed around the marina, playing in the water with my oars. It was breathtaking and moving and the show was on every night. In fact, it's still slightly there.
Second, the wolf-dolphins. They come into the marina in the middle of the night, either herding fish
up against the seawall or going after the big sheepsheads that eat the barnacles
. Either way, if a boat is in their way, WHAP!!! -- they just whack the boat with their tail and push it out of the way. THAT will wake you up in the middle of the night!
And I haven't been living aboard
even a year yet. What other wonders wait for me if I'm here to experience it?