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Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?
For me, the highest level is that sailing is the ticket to freedom.
At the next level, it is about finding empty waves to surf. This puts me in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. First explore the coasts of Central and South America. Then explore the South Pacific. I plan to see Teahupoo and Cloud Breaks when they are at their finest. Then pass through New Zealand and Australia on the way to the Indian Ocean...Bali, Maldives, Mentawiis, Maritius. If my health, boat, finances hold, then 15 years will have gone by when I show up in either South Africa or the Med....depending on Samali pirates.
For now, the dream became reality when I became the owner of Cheers. Every weekend since January my week is planned around projects to make her a proud vessel. I spend too much time reading SailNet (where else would I find that the 1/2" thru-hulls are not up to today's standards) and have become a sponge for information. Each day the dream transforms into reality. Any day with my boat is a good day. It doesn't matter if I ride home cussing because some project didn't go as planned or if I ride home really excited because the bottom coat looks so good on her. Any day with my boat is a good day. I am really happy that there is no police force to keep me from this....ASA 101 and docking next weekend.
Last edited by gbgreen59; 05-05-2014 at 03:28 PM.