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post #63 of Old 04-06-2011
jrd22
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WnW said "I don't want to be a great sailor, I want to have a great life, while sailing."
Very well said.
This thread has made me think about why we aren't off cruising in exotic locations, we have the time and resources to do so. Bottom line is that I don't have a burning desire to live aboard year round, and we have some of the best cruising grounds in the world right out our front door, IMHO. I'll be lucky to have explored 10% of the area between Seattle and Juneau before I'm ready to give up boating, and when it's too cold and wet here, there are always boats in warm tropical locations available for charter (so I'm told, no first hand experience). I do have a major ocean crossing on my bucket list (I just want that experience), haven't decided where or when yet though. I guess I'm just really happy where I'm at.
There is also the grandson factor involved :-))

John
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