'Til the butter melts

Pursuing the cruising dream in 32' of sailing ketch

Exploring

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Why go cruising? 

To explore, to adventure, to discover…  Those and more are good enough reasons, but those can all be accomplished during a 3-week vacation with a guided tour and all meals paid.  So why cruise?


Well, partly because you get to choose your adventures – though being in the middle of a naval towing exercise wasn’t on our list of “things to do” back in Norfolk!  But there we were and there they were, so we stayed very still until they let us know where we should go, and everyone was happy – great experience!


I think it’s different when you cruise.  You’re out there on the water for days, weeks, months even, in places that very few humans get to simply because they don’t have the time.  We – like the birds – have nothing but time, and it allows us moments of “Did you see that?!” Far more often than most folks experience. We’ve got (when we get our wish) time to explore, to discover, to adventure.  What an incredible gift.

I hope I never take it for granted.

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Author: s/v sionna

Living the dream in 32'. We left Maine on August 18th, 2016, and have gradually worked our way south until we felt warm enough. After spending the summer in Maine, working to replenish the cruising kitty, we’re back on the boat, with plans to visit the Bahamas later in the winter. Follow our blog here, and follow our progress in map form by joining www.Farkwar.com!

4 thoughts on “Exploring

  1. It sounds wonderful

    On Thursday, March 23, 2017, ‘Til the butter melts wrote:

    > s/v sionna posted: “Why go cruising? To explore, to adventure, to > discover… Those and more are good enough reasons, but those can all be > accomplished during a 3-week vacation with a guided tour and all meals > paid. So why cruise? Well, partly because yo” >

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  2. Cool pic of the tow! Those sub tugs have all their fendering below the waterline…

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    • On the radio we were told “Do not cross the bow of the submarine” – then they turned it and pointed it right at us. Umm… Who’s pointing at who now?

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