@Nostrodamus: thanks for your answer, it helped us in that my wife is reading now very carefully the topic you started, and also other liveaboard
I read from long ago cruisersforum.com , but it's your topic which made me become a forum member
and start to discuss about liveaboard issues. I think this way of life is very appropriate for us as a family, because we have a very "outdoor oriented" lifestyle from longtime.
In the past we traveled alot by bicycle, motorcycle, we made mountain hiking and biking, canoeing, camping and weekend sailing in the Danube Delta
. So fortunately my wife really likes the unconventional of living on the water, but she's scared by the unrest of the Sea. This is normal yet when one is missing experience.
As about me, being ireversibly captured by the boating
hobby since my childhood, I know that I must follow my dream. Like you wisely stated before, rising a kid as a liveaboard will make him brighter than kids
the same age. I remember from childhood that I could not mix very well with my generation mates, and I see this at my daughter too. That's why I think many liveaboards have chosen their lifestyle just to avoid melting themselves in the society standards, and the roots of their decision go back in their early childhood.
Some days ago I began to read your website, but like usually I stopped at the boat first
. I'm sorry for your accident
, and wish you a quick recovery...
@plottie: my wife and I want to thank you for the encouragement. We decided to start next spring, by moving on our current
boat and test ourselves. We have the winter for fitting-out the boat for summertime living aboard
. (Un)fortunately, boatbuiding and boat repairing is my current
, so I have the skills, tools and materials needed, but somehow I miss the necesarry time (I work at some boats right now).
We will start reading more women's sailing blogs, thanks for your suggestion.
@GordMay: thanks for the warm welcome, and excuse me that I did not (yet) introduce myself in the adequate topic. It's a pleasure to talk to you after reading so much of your postings. The hospitable environment
of this forum is the same as the first time I found it. It reminds me of the beginning of the first romanian boating
forum, more than 3 years ago, created by a bunch of friends (I was lucky enough to be one of them), united by the wonderfull hobby of boating. Unfortunately, that internet
his "soul" and his valuable members over time. I am happy yet there are still people willing to help others to fulfill their dreams
@zeehag: thanks for the welcome, and I agree with you, boaters are not "normal" people, in the usual meaning. Fortunately, we (still) live right in the middle of an age when cruising is attainable by anyone interested. For me, it will be a lot of work until I'll launch my dreamboat and start sailing, but I'm happy that I don't live anymore in a communist country, where everything regarding boats and cruising was strictly prohibited...