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Old 05-03-2014, 09:47   #31
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OK... show of hands that went to CGP's profile to make sure there were no website morality violations squirreled away somewhere in an album...
I recently thought that sticky lazarette might be enough adventure, but now I'm about convinced that Belize is not too far...
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Old 05-03-2014, 15:46   #32
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I admit it, I was there, but not for the photo alone.

She's a sailor with enough sense to buy a boat with 2 hulls, and I was curious how she came upon this enlightenment. However, there was no bio and I'm still in the dark.
That seems to be the consensus....

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I recently thought that sticky lazarette might be enough adventure, but now I'm about convinced that Belize is not too far...
Hop... skip... and 2 jumps... we can start from my neck of the woods... Speaking of skip... We should invite him too...
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Old 05-03-2014, 16:56   #33
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Old 05-03-2014, 17:24   #34
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Let's get going then. Please post new avatar with a turned around view. I'm as adventurous as the next old geezer. Make my day.
Me too! I'll bring the gum drops.
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Old 05-03-2014, 22:46   #35
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I admit it, I was there, but not for the photo alone. ...
May as well admit it since the record of recent visitors is posted. Must be an anti-stalker feature.

This whole avatar thing is worth thinking about. Who shares what? And why?

I'll start. I have turned my avatar around for full disclosure. No brag, jes' fact.

And the thread drift nazis ... we all know the original question is answered multiple times in the first few pages if not posts. After that, who cares?

And I get calling BS but passive-aggressive posts?... What's up with that? Why bother? What's the payoff?
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Old 05-03-2014, 23:38   #36
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At my age just wakeing up in the morning is an Adventure !! LOL
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Hop... skip... and 2 jumps... we can start from my neck of the woods... Speaking of skip... We should invite him too...
If you want to go to Belize, I will gladly crew for you. It's on the "must do" list. Just say when.
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If you want to go to Belize, I will gladly crew for you. It's on the "must do" list. Just say when.

To Belize or not to Belize ... that's the question.

@bobconnie: seems like you two were getting another boat or did ...
What's the skinny?
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Re: How far do you have to go to have an Adventure ?

I heard a good definition of adventure. An adventure is an experience where danger came into play to the point that it was almost but not quite a disaster. As a captain of a sailboat, I neither one are desired. Even surviving typhoon Yolanda to me was not an adventure. It was just work to properly prepare the vessel, tie 14 lines to shore, and ensure all my crew were 100% safe by taking them to high ground. In this example there was essentially zero chance I, or my crew would be injured. Therefore, it wasn't an adventure.

Perhaps it is the engineer in me. No wonder we can be so boring. One person once wrote about my boat that it was the world's most boring boat. At first I was kind of upset. Then I slowly began to realize what a nice compliment that was.

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Re: How far do you have to go to have an Adventure ?

I guess Nancie and I are cruising with a different connotation of adventure. As "cockpit potatos" cruising short hops in the best of weather our danger component of adventure is more like what Winnie the Pooh and Piglet encounter in the Hundred Acre Wood.
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If you want to go to Belize, I will gladly crew for you. It's on the "must do" list. Just say when.
Well let make a pact then... We shall put a Belize trip together on our bucket list...

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To Belize or not to Belize ... that's the question.

@bobconnie: seems like you two were getting another boat or did ...
What's the skinny?
I got the same vibe... no word on the boat...?...?

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I guess Nancie and I are cruising with a different connotation of adventure. As "cockpit potatos" cruising short hops in the best of weather our danger component of adventure is more like what Winnie the Pooh and Piglet encounter in the Hundred Acre Wood.
Yea... but you're cool potatos... Or is that hot potatos??? I like the story about potato Pooh pinching the racor o-ring... Reminded us that each of us has our own Hundred Acre Woods!
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..........So, my question is, how far from home do you have to go to have an adventure? ....
That's a tough one to answer as far as distance goes. If you are new at sailing, probably not very far at all.
To me an adventure is going somewhere you have never been before and doing something that you have never done before and really not knowing what the outcome will be. There will always be some predictability but not too much otherwise it will just be a trip. To me, adventure is discovery of new things.
My first adventure was when I bought my first sailboat - a 25 MacGregor.
Neither myself nor my GF had ever even been on a sailboat before. We went from Gulfport, Ms to Panama City Florida. This was the first time we ever sailed and the first time we ever anchored overnight, the first time we were out of sight of land and long term weather is unknown. Yes it was an adventure. After that, it was just a trip.
My second adventure was going from Gulfport, Ms to Ship Island only 12 miles away. I remember when I tied up at the boat dock and walked on the island I thought "Wow, I'm on foreign soil" even though it was part of Mississippi. I was alone and out of sight of the mainland.
So, bottom line is an "Adventure" is a state of mind.
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... Even surviving typhoon Yolanda to me was not an adventure. It was just work to properly prepare the vessel, tie 14 lines to shore ...
You sir, are a cooler cat than most. Sustained winds of 195mph/315km/h per Capt Google, surely pose danger: adventurous even by your standards.

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Let's get going then. Please post new avatar with a turned around view. I'm as adventurous as the next old geezer. Make my day.
Seems CGP's Avatar is from Gemini Catamarans website

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