Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Re: The Cruising Community
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.
Mark--- You old Rattle Snake. I wondered if/when you'd resurface, or if you'd gotten shanghi'd in Colombia. Do you still have that fish living in you galley thru-hull or did the environmentalists catch up with you?
Reading Brian's post, you can see why I suggested you visit the west coast of Florida. I think the Fed's are still admitting Aussies, at least on a parole basis, you should give us a visit, eh?
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."