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Old 02-26-2013
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Re: The boy behind the gate (new book)

One risk that someone considering long term cruising may figure that once cruising it's all sunshine and new ports with an occasional storm for spice.

The book makes it clear that besides the above much of what we thought we left on land comes with us. Feelings, relationships, community or lack thereof, worries, inadequacy you know life.
Then added to all of the above fixing the boat in exotic locations.

And adventure yes but not like they have in the movies.

What was the problem with the Kommado dragon that chased you? Is that common or were you carrying a live chicken or something?

Would a stick have been effective in backing that dude up?
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
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