Realized that living on board at a marina and living on board while cruising are two different animals
. I've done a good bit of coastal cruising and for me the inconviences of cruising are dwarfed by the benefits derived, not so much if tied to the dock
the majority of the time. Also, I suppose the daily shock of going from the relaxed atmosphere of the boat to the intensity of the courtroom and the stress of practicing law where too much. The last thing I wanted to do on the weekend was to go to a laundry
mat. Lastly, when two folks are living on a 37 footer, it was really difficult to make major upgrades and/or repairs
on the boat. We both can't wait to move back on board, but this time without the land based obligations, such as that silly thing called a job. I am currently scowering the want ads for Sailboat Bum jobs and it appears that the demand is on the low side not to mention the pay. In the mean time, we're building up the cruising kitty, making the necessary upgrades and sailing/coastal cruising as much as possible, but not necessarily in that order.