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Yep, All the Energy is in Setting Off and Arriving - Cruising.

Many cruising people say things like: I'm safer out of sight of land, or hate it where its shallow etc.
And many cruisers prefer long passages instead of Day Hopping.

Yes! It's now scientifically proven! By me, yesterday with my fancy-pants watch.
I did a 20 hour crossing on the English Channel from Oostend Belgium to London.
I locked to leave Oostend at 6pm and needed to arrive at the top of the tide at 3pm 20 hours later.

This is a trip you can not go to sleep at all. No chance, even for me. It's just shopping channel after shopping channel then 40nms up the Thames dodging ships.

Sailing on Friday 13th on a full moon... Lol

My heart rate monitor show that ALL then energy is expended getting to sea and arriving, and little expended actually during the voyage.

So I had a good sleep the night before..and a relaxing day...
Then see the heart rake spike as I leave Port and clear lines and fenders and set sail..... But then it's all pretty stable - must have been a 2am sail adjustment or ship attack... 12 noon was a ship fight.
Untill 3pm to 4pm arriving, locking and securing.

So when solo sailors say the much prefer long passages than day hopping you know why: we hate work!
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Clearly this trip didn't give you time/conditions to kick back and stare at the sky. The waters you traversed wouldn't give you much time to relax because of all the traffic. Thank dog for things like AIS and radar... and APs

Well done, Mark!
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Gotta love science
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Just say no to HSN and QVC.

Good trip.
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The only coastal which I find is low stress is going over ground where thereís easy open anchorages to bail out every few miles with good holding, low commercial traffic, no jet skis nor high speed center consoles, primary language is US English, prevailing wind is offshore, no fancy navigation as Iíve been there before, no fog nor freezing rain, low humidity, butterflies and rainbows.

Where the hell is it?


(P.S.- closest Iíve found is New England after school starts, the stripers have left, in the middle of the week)

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Cool experiment.

Yes, I find the inshore coastal environment to be most engaging too. I often scoot in closer to shore for the entertainment value. More to see, more to do.
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This thread may be a place to post my motto:

It's never to late to feck up!

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Lol. Yes I typed in Shipping
But this phone prefers Retail Therapy.

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