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Old 09-14-2015, 10:07 AM   #1
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"15 reasons why sailing around the world may not be for you"

Saw this on the Bitter End FB page:

15 reasons why sailing around the world may not be for you | Aimee Nance | Wanderlust

This brought a smile:
"4. If the only way you imagine traveling between beautiful locations is faster than half the speed of sound, cruising on a sailboat is not for you. All is not lost. Maybe consider cruising on a powerboat."

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Old 09-14-2015, 10:55 AM   #2
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I sort of liked these.

10. 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.

11. If the idea of your entire life revolving around the weather makes you roll your eyes, you are not ready for the cruising lifestyle.

12. 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.

13. 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.

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Old 09-14-2015, 11:02 AM   #3
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And happily most of her list can be eliminated with a nice 45'+ power boat. I knew there was a reason I never considered sailing outings of more than one day.

I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
"Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
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