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Old 27-07-2009, 19:40   #16
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Thanks so much for the helpful responses. Sounds like I'll have plenty of company! And I gotta say that it's a real pleasure to meet so many nice people here on this forum. If you guys are any indication of the kind of people cruisers are in general, well then, cruisers ROCK! Eric
I guess I'll have to find a really cool quotation now aye?
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Old 27-07-2009, 20:11   #17
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Eric, the cool quotation is essential! And, yes, the way overwhelming majority of cruisers are really cool people. You run across a few who aren't, but even then they're probably just having a bad day.

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Old 27-07-2009, 21:11   #18
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a Samuel Johnson quote:

Abstinence is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult.
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
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Old 28-07-2009, 05:33   #19
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One quote I always liked, " Only fools and guests drink while at sea"
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Old 28-07-2009, 06:55   #20
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Happy sailing,

This is a great "strength" quote for me

If I take the wings of dawn, if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, even there Your hand will lead me, even there Your hand will lay hold of me.
Psalm 139:9
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Old 28-07-2009, 07:01   #21
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Nice quote OG
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangereous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. T.E. Lawrence
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Old 28-07-2009, 10:43   #22
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This was a wonderful thread to read through this morning before work. :=) You know, it reminded me that I have learned the difference between boaters and cruisers -- not a good/bad thing, but that folks that have boats for daily recreation and a land based life see the world differently than folks who use (or see, or dream of) boats as a way to travel and see the world, experience life. I don't believe you have to be cruising at the time, or even have gotten away from the dock, to be a "cruiser" -- it is a mindset ---- and in that way, I can't say I have ever met a cruiser who would have a hard time with someone abstaining.

THe care shown in this thread reminds me why I'm back visiting.

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Old 28-07-2009, 11:24   #23
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In the early 90's my ex struggled with drink. While in Cabo, and Puerto Vallarta she would attend meetings in the mornings, so we could have the day & evening. I think you will find many friends of Bill while out cruising........i2f
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Old 28-07-2009, 12:48   #24
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I was wondering if anyone would have info regarding AA meetings amongst cruisers during their travels? Are their impromptu meetings in these far off places I that I hear about where cruisers congregate? Are most cruiser gatherings alcohol centered affairs? will I be alone in my desire to stay alcohol free?
Also being a follower of Bill I can only say if you sail into Fort Worth we will go to a meeting.
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Re: Alcoholics Anonymous & Cruisers

Some AA meetings in Trinidad go to

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Chinee .
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This is a great thread you've kicked off again chinee! Thumbs up to virginia boy and all other friends of Bill W.

People helping people...that's what life is about at the most basic level!
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Great thread. I missed this the first time around.

I haven't been to a meeting in about a decade. But if I was out cruising and heard the call over the VHF, I'd go.

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Re: Alcoholics Anonymous & Cruisers

I have traveled a lot for work. Have been to places where AA was never heard of, or at least no one there knew of it. I managed to meet one or two "folks like me" at nearly every location. Now with over 25 years, I make meetings where I can and feel comfortable enough that I just purchased my little cruiser and am rigging her to head out after hurricane season, bearing south. One thing I am looking forward to is a bit of mingling with other cruisers, and maybe meet other friends of Bill along the way. It only takes a few of us to make it a meeting.

Thanks to the cruisers on this forum I am nearly there. But I never expected to see this topics on the forums. Thanks to all of you.
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I hope to meet you out there in 4 or 5 years Greywolf77. I've got 4 years to retirement, then...

Remember, it only takes 2 drunks to have a meeting.

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