I hope so. I think it is a shame to think that the only ones out their cruising seriously are the well funded retirees.I think this guy has the right idea: Atom Voyages | About James & Mei
He sailed his 28-foot Pearson Triton around the globe twice. Can't do that when your knees no longer work, but he knows how to get out there safely and inexpensively. You've got to be willing to give up some comforts, and you have to be a bit smarter than the average bear -- but it can be done.
Chall03,I hope so. I think it is a shame to think that the only ones out their cruising seriously are the well funded retirees.
Im 29, and im basically ready to retire now!!! In all seriousness Im building a kitty, and experience, i'm getting the boat sorted and then looking at taking a 5 year sabbatical to start with....
Put simply I can't wait 30 years to do this. By then it might for one reason or another be too late. Your right though the temptation I have to beat is thinking I need all the gear, the large boat, the modern cruising luxuries....
To those doing it in retirement though I say good on you. You definitely dodeserve every sundowner, hope you are having the trip of a lifetime.
Ain't nothing wrong with an inboard engine in my eyes either. I can do without refrigeration, but the wife and kids aren't so keen on the idea. So what's a fellow to do? Refrigeration it is...Yeah very Pardey,
I do like his philosophy as I do the Pardey's, however I think I differ in that I am a fan of both inboard diesels and refrigeration....rowing through the doldrums while drinking warm prune juice is not part of my concept of a dream world cruise.