Ron, The subject has been hijacked - it was about frying on board.
I have been into many marina's - more than I like to recall
, and these have been scattered around the globe. I have met many that call themselves cruisers within those marina's. Obviously your definition of being a cruiser and mine differ. The Collins dictionary states:
- (intransitive) to make a trip by sea in a liner for pleasure, usually calling at a number of ports
I also appreciate that cruisers do use marina's -I certainly do for refuelling. Naturally, sometimes there are also few alternatives - however the statitics are available on-line for anyone to read about marina useage; most boats never leave their mooring/walk-on. This is common knowledge amongst experienced boat people, be they motor
or sail. Most cruisers sail on a budget
and therefore prefer to anchor rather than pay fee's for their stay. This information can also be found in any number of publications.
As for my experience - perhaps you are correct; after all, plenty of people have also undertaken two cirumnavigations and sailed more than 60,000 miles. Personally, I still believe that is reasonable cruising experience.
Having sailed pretty extensively, I am aware that the majority of the world does not even have marina's (yet) - experience has demonstrated this. Next year we shall be commencing our third circumnavigation
, without any time frames and shall continue to anchor rather than use marina's just as we shall continue to fry when we wish.
I enjoy debating issues with people but when they start becoming objectionable and being personal then there is no point continuing. Some people just enjoy arguing whilst others use it as an exercise to learn. I have learnt this evening about using lard to fry so I have gained something from the postings.
I trust your day improves.