Interesting article on cruising.

  • November 09, 2012 10:59 AM
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    By the author of "Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance" ...who owns a W32.

  • November 13, 2012 6:34 AM
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    I really like that. I have a copy of "Lila," which I have not yet gotten around to finishing.
  • November 13, 2012 6:51 AM
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    Let us never settle for anything less.


  • November 13, 2012 8:46 AM
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    Thanks for sharing that Gary. Good exploration of what really captures the soul of sailors. 

    I posted a story a couple of years ago about Pirsig here:
  • November 13, 2012 11:11 AM
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    Frank Scalfano wrote:I really like that. I have a copy of "Lila," which I have not yet gotten around to finishing.

    Lila sucked up until the very end, then it was pretty cool.  I highly recommend you finish it. 
  • November 13, 2012 2:10 PM
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    Should I just skip to the end?;-)
  • December 16, 2012 10:04 AM
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    The Herd

    Great article and relevant even after 20+yrs. My wife & I are in the process of getting our boat ready for cruising, so were not 'cruisers' yet, but we have lived a remote life here in the arctic and a little bit south when we lived in former off the the grid cabins. We understand the allure of creature comforts & routine, it's very addictive & easy, much like a drug. This is our main interest in getting our boat & taking the plunge; we don't want to have a routine life anymore, we want to kick the habit.

    As a wildlife officer it always mystified me when you would go into a camping areas or camp grounds that were relatively empty and find tenters or rv's all huddled together instead of spreading out, especially ones that didn't know each other. It was like, they wanted to escape the 'busy world' and get back to 'nature' with some 'camping', but only in the safety of numbers; as if they would be 'attacked' if went out on their own.
    Everyone should read this article first, well done.

  • December 16, 2012 7:28 PM
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    It looks like Bud has his (Persig's) boat for sale on his site. "Arete"

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