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just do it.....stop thinking so much
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just do it.....stop thinking so much
Sounds like something in a dare, something I heard as a 10-year old in relation to playing baseball in the street when there was a perfectly good sandlot down the street.

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

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My wife loves her farm. I love my wife. If I went I'd have to go alone, and I don't want to go that bad.
Fair enough. We worked out a compromise. As Lin and Larry (Not sure which one is actually posting) mentioned, old age eventually kicks in. When I start thinking I am too old for any more extended sea voyages, we'll put the boat in the half-acre pond in the pasture and build a dock for it, then live aboard while we build the barn. Of course, I was already living aboard when we met so Laura knew the score from the start. So did I and I promised her she could have her horses. That's why we bought the forty acres when we got married.

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Well, you have solved the income part that stops most.

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I think it comes down to this:

Health issues are a legitimate concern. You have to be in reasonably good health to go to sea. Having said that, I myself am a 62 year old disabled veteran. You do not have to be young or an athlete.

But that is just my opinion and not to be taken too seriously

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When you do get out there there are days when Mango Madness strikes.
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choosing a life

My husband and I are in the process of selling our "stuff," buying a boat, and beginning a nomadic life. The hard part was breaking free of the INERTIA. Posters on this thread have made different decisions about how/where/when to sail. But, we are all testing the waters and feeling the freedom that comes with CHOOSING - lucky us.
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Great choice! You may get to some exotic places and see these guys. Deep up a river in Indonesian Borneo. Camp Leakey, Orangutun Rehabilition Center.
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Well, you have solved the income part that stops most.


FYI, I did not retire from the military. My disability compensation almost covers two draft beers a day so it does not really solve the problem.

The point I was trying to make is that you do not need to be a young, perfect physical specimen to enjoy the cruising life.


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I've had a 'forced' career change, which may actually be the best thing that ever happened to me! Working hard, long hours, more stress than any one person needed....mortgage, car loans, etc...

Now, the job is gone, but so is the stress, the need for the 'reliable car'; the house is going up for sale, and I'm now working in carpentry. As the boat is 'bought-and-paid-for', I'm moving back onboard (I had livedaboard from 1998-2003), and find myself excited at the prospect of returning to a life of more managable, real-life stressors (is the anchor set?, when was the last oil change?,....you know the routine).

Seven years of university, umpteen tens-of-thousands of dollars on education, and the circle has come back around.....!
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