You'll breath a lot more toxins in bumper to bumper traffic , persueing the so called "Neccessities " of land living than you ever will working on your boat. I used to think the Romans were so dense , using lead waterpipes and lead salts to sweeten their wine. Future generations will view us as equally dense for believing we could live amoung a million exhuast pipes and not have it affect our health
The last time I went to Vancouver
, I hadn't traveled five miles from the ferry
terminal before I started coughing, and coughed for a week after I left.That was a year and a half ago. That doesn't happen while I'm out cruising the islands.
One guy told me that his daugher used her inhaler several times a day while living in Vancouver
. Since moving out to the islands , she hasn't used it in thre years.
, hiking , fishing
and hunting is far more exercise than you will ever get driving a car around the city. Cruising usually means giving up a car( something I've never owned) which can add ten or more years to your life expectancy.
For a workout I hang a double ended bag in my cabin
, put a tape on which has two or three minutes of music
followed by one minute of rest and do a boxing workout for an hour and a half.
When I get in the ring I leave the 20 year olds gasping , almost without breaking a sweat.
The double ended bag, a couple of handwraps and bag gloves take up little space on board.
Afterwards a dive off the stern feel mighty good.