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Re: Soon to be Cruiser with Kid

The early return was for a few reasons.

Firstly the timing of the ‘cruising season’ in Far Nth Qld. We realized the silliness of rushing up the coast so made the call not to venture further afield. Secondly yes costs. The blow out was probably more in the preparation stage however than cruising…. However marinas hurt a lot as well!

Thirdly ironically because we were enjoying cruising so much we decided that rather than trashing the cruising kitty in one foul swoop and then being forced back into the rat race on its terms, we would very much like to go cruising again and go further and longer. This coincided with some good work opportunities opening up in Sydney….some may see this as selling out on the cruising dream but basically we see it as the opposite.

The reality is also that our daughter would get a lot more out of the experience in a couple of years as well. We are already planning at least 6 months up the coast again leaving next May……whether it will be longer than that or whether we will go further next year I’m not yet sure. We are now thinking about a 'Big' trip 2-3 years but not sure what that will look like...

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