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Good points Valiente, thank you.
Regarding Adams comments though we get into the real philosophical debate:
If cruising is an antidote to some kind of issue that has arisen in a family or a person's day to day life (Examples of a 'issue' or 'need' might be a retirement, boredom, death of family member, sickness, divorce so one 'runs away' and creates a new meaningful life cruising.)
then, yes one should do what would make this dream happen and do the following:
-realistic financial plan
-knowing about boat maintenance
-knowing about the up sides as well as the down sides of cruising are
- picking the right kind of boat/trip plan/life style choice (eg simple/small vs big and lots of eqipement and conviences)
- ensure the wife (kids) are ready and get to be part of the training etc..
BUT what if someone has it all, happy family, great community, lots of lake sailing, good schools, financial stability, great friends, family, great job and career
IS IT WRONG to leave this (likely temporarily) for a crusing experience...and risk financial stability, risk the job and career, leave the safety of a safe community, and a grounded life style to TRAVEL and cruise???
"The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labours hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective". -- Henry David Thoreau
Last edited by GreatWhite; 10-09-2009 at 01:39 PM.