Those quotes are quite inspirational (and undoubtedly true), but my favorite (and utterly truthful) cruising quote is this Bierce-like definition:
Cruising: The fine art of repairing your boat in exotic locations.
03-15-2006 02:36 PM
"We have met the enemy...and he is us." Walt Kelly.
"Most misery is self inflicted." Me.
Just go out and do it. If you think you can-you can. If you think you can't-you're right!
We considered ourselves a howling success when someone asked me very seriously"so you guys are retired?" when we told them what we had been doing in the past year or so.
I go to work to rest up from the weekends!
03-14-2006 03:10 PM
It's getting so bad...
When I was living aboard Independence in Key Largo in the late 1980s. A sailor who sailed back from the Bahamas to restock his cruising funds but couldn't get a job, any job. He was down to eating rice and tuna fish which was about all he could afford. After telling me his situation he said."It's getting so bad I'll have to go back to eating lobster!" as all one had to do was dive over the side a pick out a lobster. They were in legal water at the time.
I told hem if his words got out this place would be so crowded there would be no place to anchor.
It's one of my best cruising stories.
02-24-2005 06:22 AM
I think the Pardeys say, "Go small, GO CHEAP, go now."
Personally, my favorite quote, which I have often thought of having tatooed on my arm, is "Reef early". That''s because I don''t.
02-07-2005 04:42 AM
"I''m too old for this ship"
02-07-2005 12:20 AM
"Go small - go now"
The Pardy''s, I think.
and the corollary to “too much fuel” is:
“You can’t have too much water, unless you’re sinking”
02-06-2005 05:30 PM
Thanks for that Rob. It is truely inspiring. Dave
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