Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
offering me, the kids and even Fatty to come over.
Others say that cruising means when you remember the names of people's dogs its time to move on!
(I hope fatty is the name of you pet, and not the nickname of one of the kids!
The cruising community can be very different too... Secluded anchorages in far off countries infrequently visited can at times get boring. So when a new yacht arrives and drops anchor it's all hands to the dinghy to go find out what they're about, invitation to drinks, help sort out he local geography - becoming best friends in 24 hours. And then next day moving on knowing you'll never see those people again in life....
There's still a community... But instead of giving a hand because they have helped you, you gotta give a hand to anyone you meet to earn the karma points to get assistance when needed somewhere else by different folks.