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post #2 of Old 03-22-2013
killarney_sailor
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Re: Cruising vs. Voyaging

I think you can define the terms anyway you want, there are no generally agreed definitions. I also don't think that you need worry about fitting any preconceived categories. Just approach it in the way that makes sense for you. To some extent extended cruising involves making one trip and then deciding whether you want to do the next one. After our first winter in the Eastern Caribbean we were not sure what to do next. I gave my wife a list of eight options (including staying in the Caribbean, going to Europe, selling the boat, etc). My wife chose a circumnavigation to my surprise. Now that we are getting closer to finishing this, the question is back to what next? BTW, as we approaching South Africa June did mention that we had been to all of the continents except Europe and that did not seem right.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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