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Land sickness

Do menial tasks make you want to throw up? Does an office environment make you queasy? You might be one of the thousands of individuals who suffer from chronic land sickness..

Land Sickness - there is only one cure - Yacht and Boat


Disclaimer: I am NOT in any way affilated with this site, but I have been suffering 'land sickness' for a while (with SailNet Withdrawal Syndrome on top! ) and thought some of ya'll might also..
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I often tried to use that at work ..... to no avail. They were totally unsympathetic that stay at my boat was best for me
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So.. you quit?!?


I can't complain too much - Twilight Racing starts in 8 sleeps and I have lined up a ride on an Adams 10. I can hardly wait!!
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Actually, I did. I took early retirement and moved aboard. Haven't slept off the boat in over 4 years
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I don't get queasy, but too long away from sailing makes me listless and cranky.
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I don't get queasy, but too long away from sailing makes me listless and cranky.
That's just the first symptoms... give it a while..

I've found sailing movies and sailing books only help so far and long walks along a beach are just frustrating. There's nothing quite like getting out there and breathing the salt air yourself.
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I went a couple of seasons without, but I sail year round unless it's really cold or the harbor is frozen.
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Actually, I did. I took early retirement and moved aboard. Haven't slept off the boat in over 4 years
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Actually, I did. I took early retirement and moved aboard. Haven't slept off the boat in over 4 years
I like your thinking!
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I would think about living on land, but it just doesn't move right.
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