Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > Living Aboard
Cruiser Wiki Click Here to Login

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-09-2011, 03:03 AM   #1
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 9
Default

Is there anything you miss? Yep - it's another one of the dirt-dweller's topics! Stop your groaning - you know you like seeing my questions come up

So anyways - is there anything that you liveaboards, or long term cruisers miss about your life on land? I've heard plenty about what makes life on board great. And it stokes my desire to shorten my timeframe dramatically. But I wonder if there's anything you miss about living on land?

As always - thanks for each and every response!
__________________

__________________
Tux

No boat, just a dream

Tracking the dream
cbtucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 03:41 AM   #2
Admiral
 
MMNETSEA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,067
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cbtucker View Post

I wonder if there's anything you miss about living on land?
When I'm on land I miss the Sea.
__________________

__________________
MMNETSEA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 07:20 AM   #3
Commander
 
Seafarer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 144
Default

A place to park my car. My boat stays at anchor and finding a place to park, especially overnight, is a pain.
__________________
Seafarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
Moderator/Wiki Sysop
 
Istioploos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Home Port: Samos
Vessel Name: S/Y Thetis
Posts: 559
Default

Yes, when I am cruising I occasionally do miss you securely my house on land is anchored. It never drags.
__________________


The World Cruising and Sailing Wiki

Help to build this free, online world Cruising Guide

Built by cruisers, for cruisers.

=Mediterranean,Black Sea,North Atlantic,Caribbean
I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: Mediterranean, Black Sea, Atlantic
Istioploos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 01:12 AM   #5
Ensign
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 15
Default

I am very happy sitting in front of my fire place at home on firm land right now. It is more of a temporal thing I hope. As soon as the Spring comes around I might go out again.
__________________
caddyspanker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 03:30 AM   #6
Commander
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Home Port: St. Augustine FL
Vessel Name: Linnupesa
Posts: 189
Default

Canyons, mountain trails, deep and dark forests, snow fields and rock formations in the desert. These bring a lot

more variety and experiences with them than many sailors care to admit.

Ivo
__________________
linnupesa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 04:25 AM   #7
Moderator
 
redbopeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Home Port: Washington DC
Vessel Name: SV Mahdee
Posts: 3,225
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by linnupesa View Post

Canyons, mountain trails, deep and dark forests, snow fields and rock formations in the desert. These bring a lot

more variety and experiences with them than many sailors care to admit.

Ivo
These are reasons to sail in a variety of climates and geo-locations and to explore the land once you've gotten there! I've never understood the endless fascination with tropical island after tropical island instead of variety.

Have you cruised in the Sea of Cortez (Mexico)? There, you will find very pretty and dramatic rock formations as well as some nice hiking trails among them. The Cruiserlog member, Chrokeva, has posted some pics on their blog of hiking trails into the rocky desert landscape of the Sea. http://chrokeva.blogspot.com/

Where have you cruised? I would certainly miss the things that you mention, myself.
__________________
"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

What we're doing - The sailing life aboard and the Schooner Chandlery.

redbopeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 05:52 AM   #8
Commander
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Home Port: St. Augustine FL
Vessel Name: Linnupesa
Posts: 189
Default

Yes, Chrokeva has some great pictures on their blog.

I've sailed down to PV from SF but did not spend much time in the Sea of Cortez. Did a land-cruise (VW-Westfalia van) from

Miami to Chile and Argentina mostly along the Andes. Stunning scenery. The Paria canyon and Coyote buttes were also

geologically exiting rocky places, as is Death Valley.

Oceans are "now" or "the last storm", rock speaks to me in eons. Like finding an ammonite or trilobite in a used-to-be ocean

desert, or on Brighton beach in England.

Too many palms and maitais do get repetitive, I agree. Variety provides the spice for life.

Quote:
Originally Posted by redbopeep View Post

These are reasons to sail in a variety of climates and geo-locations and to explore the land once you've gotten there! I've never understood the endless fascination with tropical island after tropical island instead of variety.

Have you cruised in the Sea of Cortez (Mexico)? There, you will find very pretty and dramatic rock formations as well as some nice hiking trails among them. The Cruiserlog member, Chrokeva, has posted some pics on their blog of hiking trails into the rocky desert landscape of the Sea. http://chrokeva.blogspot.com/

Where have you cruised? I would certainly miss the things that you mention, myself.
__________________
linnupesa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 03:10 AM   #9
Ensign
 
terratima's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Home Port: Richmond, BC
Vessel Name: Terratima
Posts: 5
Default Do we miss anything?

Absolutely nothing.
__________________
Len, Carolyn and Christopher Rodrigues
S/V TERRATIMA
IP465 - 006
Richmond, British Columbia
terratima is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 07:28 PM   #10
Ensign
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Home Port: Vancouver, Wash.
Posts: 6
Default

I cruised from Oct. 2000 until June of 2009.

I missed the Bush Administration!
__________________
John A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 08:07 PM   #11
Admiral
 
haiqu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Home Port: Brisbane
Vessel Name: Keppelena
Posts: 1,519
Default

Toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches. Cold drinks.
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water... sweat, tears, or the sea" -- Isak Dinesen

I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: All sections
haiqu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 04:11 AM   #12
Capt'n
 
Lexx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Home Port: Port Douglas
Vessel Name: S/V Travesty
Posts: 214
Default

Can do toasties in the fry pan ...
__________________
"No matter where you go, there you are".
I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: http://www.cruiserswiki.org/wiki/Port_Douglas
Lexx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 05:15 AM   #13
Admiral
 
haiqu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Home Port: Brisbane
Vessel Name: Keppelena
Posts: 1,519
Default

Can't keep cheese or tomatoes without a fridge.
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water... sweat, tears, or the sea" -- Isak Dinesen

I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: All sections
haiqu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 05:37 AM   #14
Capt'n
 
Lexx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Home Port: Port Douglas
Vessel Name: S/V Travesty
Posts: 214
Default

laughs...I got a fridge and freezer.... yummmieeee ...
__________________

__________________
"No matter where you go, there you are".
I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: http://www.cruiserswiki.org/wiki/Port_Douglas
Lexx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Near Miss In Cairns LiviaL Regional Discussion Topics 0 08-17-2008 10:46 PM
AIS, Valhalla's Near Miss and Colregs AndrewF General Cruising Forum 2 01-12-2006 02:11 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0