I am new to the group. I am also newly single
. When I was married, she thought the idea of living on a boat and sailing around the world was romatic. Once we left SF Bay
and really did a hard shake down of the boat (that included engine repairs
, a new transmission
, torn sails
and other minor issues) she realized that it can also be hard work. When I was ready to take the blue water
, she moved off the boat and stayed in San Diego
. She was simply afraid of what could happen and did not want to work to cruise
It's a pitty. The biggest disaster of the Hawaii cruise
was when the blender broke. We had to eat home made enchiladas with our margaritas on the rocks rather than blended. Lesson 1. Shake the boat down hard and it won't break on the blue water
. Lesson 2. Have a back up blender.
So she has returned to suburbia and I now live in paradise (Hawaii). When I am working, I work on a cruise ship
. Yes, I am living the dream. But it is lonely and it would be great to find a partner as I continue my circumnavigation
. Regardless, the boat will continue to move. I just cannot stay still.
So who am I? I'm an average guy trying to live an excellent life. I work as a medical
officer (nurse) on a cruise ship
. I've been sailing for more than a decade. I enjoy people and I enjoy life. I love warm water and tropical breezes. I play guitar on the deck
of the boat while drinking Captain Morgan
(private stock)...good sipping rum
I am a rugged individualist who can survive anywhere in the world solo (that does not mean I like guns
, in fact I do not carry weapons on the boat). I choose a path and I take it. I hope that others may join me for the adventure. But when the adventure calls, I answer. It is not always easy, but it is always challenging and there is always something to be learned.
Will my adventure continue alone or with various crew members who join me for months and then leave? I don't know. But I am taking an unfamiliar path and I will see where it leads. If there is anyone who wants to follow, speak up. I am here.
Rene "The Witchdoctor" Steinhauer