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Boredom is a self-affliction.
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Boredom happens as a part of human chemistry and attitude. My daughter, when quite little said, amid a group of people, "I'm bored." An older woman, full of the wisdom of her years, said to her, "So? That's your own fault."

I get bored often enough, and did while we were cruising, but that is just a personal flaw that I had to deal with then, and still fight today.
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I don't know but for me, I am an only child, I don't really ever feel 'bored'. I always have something I want/need to do and am more than happy if need to that I am on my own to do it.
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I've heard that sailing/cruising is 90% boredom and 10% sheer terror. Although I agree with the 10%, I strongly disagree with the 90%. We cruised with our daughter for five years when she was young. I was never bored. Relaxed... yes! Bored... never! The hardest thing we ever did while cruising, was to come back to the 'real' world. After 15 years as 'dirt dwellers' while we got the kids educated and out of the nest, we're now getting ready to do it all again and I can't wait.

Cruising is not for everyone (thank God or it would be awfully crowded out there) and I've seen a lot of people pack it in after a couple of months, but it's worth a try if you're a sailor. What do you have to lose?

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There's usually too many boat projects that need to be done to be bored!!!
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I cruised for a year and a half and didn't get bored, and I'm looking forward to doing some more extensive cruising in the not too distant future. There's a whole lot of cool places to see out there in the world! I doubt I'll have a problem with boredom.
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Interesting thread. I'm retired and getting ready to go cruising...but with a wrinkle: Going to places where other people with my interests occasionally congregate. In my case, it's homebuilt aircraft. So...going to NZ, for example, gives me the opportunity to attend an EAA meeting and see some projects...possibly volunteer some time to help out...take some flying enthusiasts sailing. You get the drift....it could be anything...stamps to speelunking.
And, there is the added benefit that with interaction with locals outside the nautical "umbrella" one is likely to see far more in-depth local life than as a nautically focussed traveler...
Just my unsolicited $ .02...
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Now THAT sounds like fun! That's why most cruisers are never bored. There's just so much to see and do.

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Not bored so much as increasingly tired of being invaded by drunken bozos flying the "Second Childhood" flag

who insist on inflicting their choice of music backed by the drone of a portable generator on the entire marina or anchorage.

Nothing a week or two at sea won't cure though.


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