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Old 06-07-2009
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Psychological Effects of Cruising

I came home a week ago from a two week delivery. Five days of that were in the ICW. When I first got home I was loving the smell of flowers and a good night's sleep. Though I did feel a bit lost with no watch to stand, and even driving a car was a bit weird.
Now every night I dream I'm on the boat. Most nights I awake, see trees outside, and think we're too close to the bank. Who the hell is steering? The other night I spent a minute trying to figure out why the fathometer read 1:13 before I realized it was the clock on the tv.
I'm not any crazier than I ever was. I am surprised what a strong effect only two weeks had on me. I wonder how odd it is for long term cruisers?
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