When you live a life on land, your day follows a certain routine. You get up at a certain time, have breakfast, commute to work, return home late afternoon or early evening, have dinner, watch some TV or entertain yourself another way and it’s bed time again. The weekends are something to look forward to and thoroughly enjoyed. Most things go the way you expect them to go.
The weather forecast predicts wind, but if there is none, you have to motor... © Liesbet Collaert
Living on a sailboat is a tad more adventurous and less straightforward. Part of the reason you choose to go cruising, is to get away from the familiar environments and the daily routines. Although sailing might sound exotic, things aren’t easy most of the time and definitely not predictable. After four years on the water, my mind wanders many a time to how life on shore would be. It sounds so easy, so comfortable, so much less tiring. I think about a comfy couch, vegging in front of a TV, reclining with a good book in the yard, anticipating and looking forward to a fun-filled weekend, filling a grocery cart full of enjoyable and affordable foods and a hot shower with water pressure… I think about the fact that you can actually plan something and follow a routine that rarely changes.