If your reaction to being awaken at 2am and told "it's your turn for watch" would result in punching someone in the face, you shouldn't consider cruising If the thought of tracking down the source of at least 5 different leaks in your house every time it rains sounds absurd to you, cruising may not be for you. If the idea of your entire life revolving around the weather makes you roll your eyes, you are not ready for the cruising lifestyle.
If the idea of drinking a tall glass of water that was seawater only 5 minutes earlier makes you throw up in your mouth, you've got a long way to go before cruising. If going to the grocery store needs to take less than 3 or 4 hours and not involve you getting wet along the way, you may need to rethink this whole cruising idea. If your definition of a hot shower does not include a 5-gallon solar shower strapped to your boom that you have to wait a few hours to heat up before showering, you either need to adjust your definition or not cruise.
If waking up everyday to a new "to-do" list has no room in your life, don't consider cruising. If you've baulked at any of the aforementioned, I hate to break it to you, we're just warming up over here.
I haven't even gotten to seasickness, dragging anchor, filling up the chum bucket, making it through your first squall, pumping out your toilet or changing out zincs in disgusting marina water. Hell, you probably don't even know what I'm talking about when I'm referencing zincs. Aimee Nance is currently 'cruising' around the world with her young family.
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Aimee Nance 06 September. Related Content Most Popular. The turbulence left the inside of our boat in total disarray and the nauseating smell of a broken gas canister pervaded the cockpit. What should have been an eight-hour journey turned into a tortuous hour expedition. There is a feeling that hits us, every so often, which sums up everything that we love about cruising. The expansive beauty and power of the ocean, the freedom of being out here answering only to ourselves, and perfect wind and sea-state conditions that make for a great afternoon sail. We have had many, and it never gets old.
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