I have been lurking in the Cruisers Forum for awhile but I don't post much as you can see.
I am a "Trailer Sailor" mostly, because I can take what I love to do, to assorted places, and explore the area on and off the water
. I am not a great sailor, but I try to stay within my abilities while always trying to improve. I have never been the type to wait until everything is just right to give something a try. I hate the word "scary".
I think I am basically a backpacker with a boat.
Last week I was sailing with a friend for the first time on his Hobie 16. We were on Lake Pepin in Wisconsin on a weekday with the lake pretty much to ourselves. I was surprised at how stable that cat felt when compared to my Mirror Dinghy! We practiced working together and it was just amazing.
I am retired(pretty much) and with my wife of 44 years blessing, have decided to go have a few adventures. I am interested in traveling to New Zealand or Tasmania and possibly finding a way to live part or all of the time aboard a boat. I'm always more interested in the people in a place than the scenery and I also like to leave things a little better than when I found them.
If you are ever up in this neck of the woods, give me a call.