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.