I've been researching the cruising lifestyle for less than 4 weeks, but have already learned a lot reading posts on this forum. I decided today to register so that I can join in the fun!
Although I'm originally from coastal Southern California
and spent 4 years in Rhode Island
, I've lived most of the past 22 yr living in the center of the continent, far from the ocean and other large bodies of water
Nevertheless, the cruising bug seems to have bit, and I'm thinking along the lines of a ten yr plan to get myself in position to cruise
. During that time I would like to learn to sail, maybe on a Hobie Cat
on some of the lakes within driving distance. If possible, I will buy my cruising sailboat (I'm leaning towards a catamaran) some years before so that I can sail her on shorter trips during vacation