We just spent the last ten days hauled for the annual bottom painting and check over of Morgan’s Cloud, our boat and home. Now we TRULY HATE BEING HAULED and living on the boat in the boat yard. Oh, sorry, was I shouting?
But you know what? Just when I was at my most cranky about the whole thing it suddenly struck me how lucky I was to be doing something I love: offshore voyaging and living on a boat with someone I love.
And lucky not to be experiencing the tragedy in Japan, or New Zealand, or Haiti. And lucky not to have been financially crippled—yet, anyway—by the recent recession.
Get Going If You Have The Chance
So, if you are lucky enough to be in a position to go voyaging, I urge you to grab the chance with both hands as quickly as you can. Make the sacrifices to get out there. It’s a risky old world and our luck can run out at any time.
By the way, this post came out of thinking about whether or not we should be writing anything about the tragedies mentioned above when they happened. It feels a bit strange to be posting about what is, when you really think about it, a pretty self indulgent life style, when a huge number of people have just been killed in a natural disaster or, for that matter, are risking their lives in the Middle East for a bit of self-determination.
After a bit of discussion, we decided that we are simply not qualified to be writing about such things. So our official Attainable Adventure Cruising editorial policy is to stick to what we know and keep posting on that, pretty much no matter what horrible things are going on in the world. But please do not think that we don’t care, because we do.
- Just luck will not get you out cruising, it takes hard work and sacrifice too.