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Old 11-10-2011, 21:16   #31
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Re: Trying to Explain Why I Live on a Boat . . .

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Because I have the biggest backyard in the world! It's magical to be sailing in the sunshine with dolphin playing on your bow. It's exhilarating to be in 45 kts of wind with 25 ft seas taking green water over the bow & hitting your dodger. Being at anchor in a quiet cove at sunset is the most peaceful feeling I know. And sleeping with the waves rocking is the best ever. It isn't always easy but it is always where I want to be.
Because I love seeing bioluminescence and enjoy being awakened by hunting packs of dolphins at 4AM. Really. I could own a boat and never experience those things.
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Old 11-10-2011, 22:10   #32
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Because I get to be on a forum with such interesting, fun, helpful, even somewhat weird in a wonderful way. Cruisers are the nicest people in the world. Why wouldn't I want to be a part of this group?
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Old 14-10-2011, 10:18   #33
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I thought this was pretty good, so I sent it to my sister.

This was her reply:

You'd think people would understand that without people on board, most of the boats would turn feral and leave home. Once they quit holding down the edge of the ocean, it rolls up like a window shade—and then goodbye seashore. Would we really want to have to walk 300 miles out on the sand to see a stupid tube of water? I don't think so.
Excellent !!!

Is your sister married?
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Old 14-10-2011, 11:29   #34
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Excellent !!!

Is your sister married?
Ha! She'll get a kick out of this.

(Not married, but also not in the UK...)

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Old 14-10-2011, 12:05   #35
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Re: Trying to Explain Why I Live on a Boat . . .

I can have a million dollar view without spending a dime.
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Re: Trying to Explain Why I Live on a Boat . . .

I always ask them if they have ever noticed a tropical island travel brochure, page in a travel magazine, etc, showing a resort or beach. Then I point out that those photos are always taken from offshore, on a boat. I just say that I'm one of the few who get it. They (tourists) get to pay a premium, while I get what sold them to come in the first place: the view.
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Re: Trying to Explain Why I Live on a Boat . . .

If living well is the best revenge, then I am getting all the revenge I need.

That would be a good name for a boat: "Revenge"
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Re: Trying to Explain Why I Live on a Boat . . .

I tell them I have a million dollar view and I never have to mow the lawn.
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Re: Trying to Explain Why I Live on a Boat . . .

I sunk the lawn! AND the mower!
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I know the lawn sunk because I get green stuff on my anchor!
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Re: Trying to Explain Why I Live on a Boat . . .

I tell them I am "Polish" and bought waterfront property on the wrong side of shore!!
Or "I can always make more money, I can't make more time" and it was time to live the dream!!

And remember "When a person comes to like the sea life, they are not fit to live on land"
So basically we are not fit to live on land anymore
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And remember "When a person comes to like the sea life, they are not fit to live on land"
So basically we are not fit to live on land anymore
The day I decided to take to the boat I knew I could never live in a house again. (At least not mine) I would rather live in a boat tied to a dock, never going to sea, than live in a house.
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Ha! She'll get a kick out of this.

(Not married, but also not in the UK...)

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Not a problem. My last g/f lives in Manhatten. I always found that the strength of our relationship was made stronger by the 3500 miles that we were apart. As they say, absence makes the heart grow stronger.

We only had problems when we met.
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