We are not partiers.
We do enjoy company, and love to have guests aboard for visiting and meals and a little sailing, perhaps, but we don’t seek out crowds and parties and drinking and loud music.
Now GOOD music, that’s a different story, and for those of you who equate “LOUD” with “GREAT BAND” – well, have fun. I won’t be there.
And I will go hungry – or go home – rather than try to have dinner in a restaurant with 16 wide-screen boob-tubes filling every corner… There’s really nothing I hate more, actually. Visual noise at it’s worst.
Cruising is a lifestyle you create, and like all lifestyles, it is created by the choices you make, whether conscious or unconscious. If you feel uncomfortable anchoring out, you’re making a choice to spend large amounts of money to stay in a marina each night, where you will feel very secure, perhaps, but also hot, rolly in a swell, and submerged in the moment-to-moment sounds, smells and sights of humanity in close proximity. Again, that’s not our choice.
We go for quiet. We go for peace. We go – largely – in order to experience that interaction at the edge, at that border between who we are today, and who we will become in the future if we allow the Universe to direct our experiences.
Have you ever sat in the cockpit of a boat, in an anchorage of your own choosing, and listened to the sun go down?
That’s what I’m talking about.