I turned 31 on Tuesday but I was 27 when I started cruising. Margie is 27 now. We're in Bora Bora
on the way across the Pacific. As someone else in this thread already mentioned, the one thing all
other cruisers out here say to me is "man, I wish I would have done it when I was your age." I'll never regret giving up my "prime earning years" to be out here doing this. It all kinda fell together for me financially with a couple of good investments when things were good, a perfect job for outfitting a boat, and a failed marriage with a divorce settlement. When I go out and spend money
it's hard to watch it go but I figure I can always make more whenever I need to.
We routinely hang out with people twice our age out here but in all reality this lifestyle keeps people young at heart and sometimes we have trouble keeping up. There are more young cruisers out here in the Pacific than I saw in the Caribbean
(with the exception of St John in the USVI). Most of them French. They live on rusting hulks that somehow made the crossing, eat a lot of coconuts and fruit, and many of them have babies or young kids
. Every time I see them all I can think is...at least they're out here doing it!