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Old 05-28-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
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There is only one part of cruising that had bothered me. I have met some great people in the last thirty years of cruising but when you go your different ways you lose one another. The reason I like the Cruiser Log is that you can keep in touch from where ever. A good friend is hard to find and you hate to lose them.

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Old 05-28-2007, 09:25 PM   #2
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I think that leaving a place was the hardest part of cruising for us. We were known to say good-bye three days in a row before leaving, to many boats' amusement. It never got easier.

We have friends scattered all across the globe, and now I know that we will not return to visit so many of them. Those we are able to keep in touch with helps ease the ache of missing them and not being able to share our stories over a drink once more.

Maybe that's why I impose on this forum sometimes to tell one of my stories, a circuitous route to an answer to a post just so I can reminisce some more. The members here have been kind enough not to tell me "enough, Jeanne, enough! Get to the point!"

Thank you.


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Old 05-28-2007, 11:02 PM   #3
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When I hear names of boats that are similar to those of friends I made in earlier years, I can't help but wonder if our paths will ever cross again. Who knows? If not, there will be little places of regret I'll hold, but then some other wonderful folk will appear, wave, and strike up a conversation--and a new friendship will be forged. Until it's time to move on.

I suppose one of the things I've hated most about growing older is looking at my address book and wondering when/where/who that name belongs to? We've started keeping boat and other cards in a book, but if only everyone would put their photo on the card and a photo of their boat and then leave room for me to jot down particulars! I wonder if anyone else has such memory problems?

Jeanne, please don't stop the stories! Learning from you and others with more/different experiences is a grand way to feel part of the community. You've done so many things I haven't, been so many places I'm dreaming of visiting. This is one of my favorite sites.


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