I sail out of Huelva or Cadiz.
I dont sail out from the River. The River is what I have here, the weekends or 2,3, 4 days is when I sail out to Portugal
or down the coast...
Mud is how I can do a thousand+ sea miles a year. Without it life would just be....mud.
Im hoping this year to sail to the top of Portugal
and then back again... And I also want to go to Mallorca again via boat
I have no interest in other cruising areas for now...
The proclivities of men
on the soil cannot be any different to those sailing. Good and bad everywhere. Thieving is a national pastime here in Spain
as you well know. I have seen it in certain places on the water
however: I dont hire crews, I dont go places with a poor reputation and Im as careful as I can be. As a fairly frequent 1-4 day sailor for 45 years, non professional, I keep to myself.
As you know the UK, the waters around Fleetwood are pretty horrendous. I would do Fleetwood, Dublin, Isle of Man etc every 6 weeks or so. Morecambe bay is treacherous. Ive had 30 feet under the keels and then hit the bottom. It was where I learned to boat
for 24 years. Id put a competent Morecambe bay sailor in any environment
and he or she would do fine..
DO I want to be a full time cruiser? I lived on a boat for 1.5 years and commuted to work
on it but again local area.
Do I want to deliver vessels? No.
Do I want to be on a boat frequently? I am. River and Sea. There are no long gaps between.
I get what I want out of cruising. My experience is limited in terms of real long trips but the reality is that I get bored after a week or so just seeing water
.. I have little or no interest in working in boatyards
or in a boating environment
per se... Oh I did sail from Blackpool to Mallorca a long time ago. 2000 miles.
The reality is most "cruisers" go to an area and then either stay put or gently meander to another spot and stay for a while.
I like the Med. It will take a lifetime to see it all.
And I dont take offence at anything you wrote.