OK, here's a story.
I'm sailing for 2 weeks in the Grenadines. I need to (yea, I know beat me up on this
) check some email for work, so I look in the cruising guide and find this "internet cafe" listed. I run the dingy in, tie up, and walk into the place at approximately 2PM (1400 for you extreme nautical types).
The tattooed bar tender looks at me disdainfully to ask what I'll have. The long term cruising regulars are sitting at the bar, Nth round of rum drinks in hand, they glance up quickly, then go back watching their regular soaps on satellite TV. It was like a scene from the bar in Star Wars. It would take a lot to rattle this gang from their positions. I believe a ray gun fight between aliens would have barely caused a raised eyebrow
. Feeling the chill of the moment, and the contrast from the warm Caribbean sun outside, I downloaded mail and left quickly.
We've spent as much as a whole summer on the boat. By the end of the summer we're ready to get off. In a few weeks, we're ready to go back out. When the New England winter ends, we are really excited to go cruising.
There are many long term cruise who don't end up in the bar from Star Wars
, and we salute you
Live and let live. To each their own
. All sailing is good.