Over the years, I’ve used The Boat Galley newsletter to share what we’ve been up to and what we’ve learned while doing it.
Here’s one feature from a few years back sharing what are, to me, the very best things about cruising.
Just living on a boat is hard. Cruising is even harder. So why do we do it??
For me, it’s a combination of things:
- I love sailing. Moving with just the wind to propel me.
- I enjoy going new places – particularly ones I couldn’t get to any other way.
- Meeting new people, from all sorts of different backgrounds.
But maybe the biggest reason is simply that I like challenging myself. Doing something out of the ordinary. Something that just everyone doesn’t – can’t – do.
And I didn’t realize how much that was a part of me until I got out here again. For 2-1/2 years we’ve been dealing with some health issues for Dave and me that made it impractical to cruise. Finally, we’re able to and we’re now at anchor in the Bahamas. And I’m reveling in it.