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Old 22-09-2012, 13:29   #31
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Re: I'm serious - what do you do all day?

I would rather drown in the ocean than drown in a sea of city pressure!
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Old 22-09-2012, 14:06   #32
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Re: I'm serious - what do you do all day?

It is a common question, and I suspect there is an underlining fear of being bored cruising.
There is no risk of bordum cruising.

I read this thread this morning and thought I would write about my day. Not a "typical" day because really there is no such thing.

So this was my day from morning to evening.

Wake up, reply to emails coffee in bed
Internet for 1/2 hour.
Start Watermaker.
Run my wife ashore in the dingy
Shorten the amount of chain we had out ( last night was 35k so I had let out a bit more scope)
Leisurely breakfast in the cockpit
Swim
Adjusted a catch on a locker
My wife was back at the beach which was a surprise as she had planned a 18k walk to see some ruins and the old town. She got a good deal on a hire car so had come back early to pick me up.
Lock the boat up, dingy back to the beach
4 hour drive around the island
Very late lunch/dinner at a taverna on the waters edge.
Saw a French couple that were at the anchoragage last night.
Shopping for an hour or so. (it's the first supermarket I have seen for a month)
The guy from the hire company drove us back to the beach
Dingy back to the boat.
Shower
Movie in the cockpit with coffee and some bakery treats, some internet surfing at the same time.
Now off to bed.
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Old 22-09-2012, 14:33   #33
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Re: I'm serious - what do you do all day?

well instead of fixin boats today i was fixin cars...............a change is AS GOOD AS A HOLIDAY
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Old 22-09-2012, 15:16   #34
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Re: I'm serious - what do you do all day?

OK a real answer
1. wake with the sun, figure out what day it is, listen to weather nets, and have coffee
2. go swimming/hunting
3. eat lunch, determine what we are having for supper, fix what needs to be fixed, and maint.
4. nap, and,
5. go swimming/hunting, or beach walk, and socialize for sunset
6. eat dinner,watch a movie
7. sleep, usually around 10
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Old 22-09-2012, 20:36   #35
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When we told people we were going to retire early and go sailing no one believed us. Up until the week before we left, both of us were working 60+ hours/week. When people asked what we would do all day, we said whatever we felt like and we were looking forward to doing nothing. Everyone said we were too Type A and did not believe we would be happy. Well we are only three weeks into retirement at this point and, frankly, are not missing one minute of the hustle and bustle our life use to be. We are currently outfitting our boat (at a leisurely pace) and will be departing mid-November. We are looking forward to doing a lot of nothing as we cruise the Caribbean. Although, as others have said, we will stay busy with the day to day tasks full-time cruising and living on the hook brings.
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Old 22-09-2012, 21:00   #36
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Re: I'm serious - what do you do all day?

What do I do all day?
Breath a little deeper.
Sleep a little longer.
Smile a little bit biger.
Make love to my wife a little bit better.
Try to determine what I am going to do tomarrow.
Fall asleep and do it all over again.

If your not living, your dieing. Why not live life.
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Re: I'm serious - what do you do all day?

We find time slips by at an incredible pace ... I hardly have time to keep up with our blog let alone anything else.
We like adventure so do a lot of diving, exploring of the islands, meeting new people who we go out with much of the time and then there's the usual maintenance etc. etc.
We also move to new anchorage destinations on a regular basis which keeps things fresh and read and plan for our destinations to come ... very exciting!!!
Last 2 days I have been diving around trying to find the anchor of RMS Rhone shipwreck in Great Harbour off Peter Island ... unsuccessfully so!
Was not a diver when we left but absolutely love it now!
I have also got new camera equipment and am learning to take photographs, both on top of water and below ... these new cameras (SLR) can be a challenge.
Biggest problem is that the days are too short and time just seems to be slipping bye. Friends said I would get bored ... I don't see how!!!
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Old 22-09-2012, 21:29   #39
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Being cold in aquatic park SF bay, up from oyster point, just lowered the dinghy in the water and dropped some friends of at the shore/beach (not fringed with palm trees, but with tall brightly lit buildings. Need sleep, but checking the ole CFs from my phone. It was a great day, some sailing, some motoring, and all the others stuff already mentioned.


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Being cold in aquatic park SF bay, up from oyster point, just lowered the dinghy in the water and dropped some friends of at the shore/beach (not fringed with palm trees, but with tall brightly lit buildings. Need sleep, but checking the ole CFs from my phone. It was a great day, some sailing, some motoring, and all the others stuff already mentioned.
Yeah, no palm trees but sailing is great on the bay. Went with friends and stayed at Pier 39 for the night, rode cable cars through the city and dined on great seafood. And Chinatown is incredible. It's such a fun city!
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Re: I'm serious - what do you do all day?

SF IS A LOVELY PLACE. sd was a lovely place, both too pricey for me. mexico is awesome gorgeous and not cold. only rush hour is when more than 2 dinghies go ashore at one time..lovely!!!
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SF IS A LOVELY PLACE. sd was a lovely place, both too pricey for me. mexico is awesome gorgeous and not cold. only rush hour is when more than 2 dinghies go ashore at one time..lovely!!!
+1! Mexico is the place I would retire if I could-maybe La Paz. Lots of islands to keep you busy, warm, great town with wonderful food & people.
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Re: I'm serious - what do you do all day?

banderas bay has true year round sailing--is gorgeous and not like pv, which reminds me of lost angeles.....
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banderas bay has true year round sailing--is gorgeous and not like pv, which reminds me of lost angeles.....
We can't wait to leave the ratrace and rut we are in behind. Just wish we could get things sold quicker . Oh well, for now its a question of considering the type/size boat and equipment etc etc. Once we have narrowed our must have and wish list down we will have a better idea. Also going to visit some marinas hopefully over the next few months.

We will be in Orlando visiting Disney again at the end of March so I hope to use some of the time there visiting marinas.
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Re: I'm serious - what do you do all day?

I retired early. People ask me if I'll ever get another job. I always respond with: "Now that I'm retired, I'm way too busy for a job.

Sailing is the same way. I'm way to busy sailing for other stuff.

As other posters have noted, the sailing lifestyle is filled with some chores and way fun activities. sv/Island Time and I are currently in La Paz and quite busy...Big Smile!
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