|This way? or That way? (Jaye, Life Afloat Archives)|
"Sailors or travelers?" Sailing is more about the journey - do you enjoy your time at sea? Traveling is more about the destination - is it the ports that you look forward to? Are the passages your passion, or are they just a way to get from point A to point B? Cruisers mostly agree that they enjoy both the sailing and the traveling; but the question is: which way do you lean? Are you a seafarer who travels, or a traveler who sails to get there?
This was a Raft-UP topic in July 2012.
Jane (more JOY everywhere!) notes that each has things to offer the other:
The more Steph (Norna's News) learns about sailing, the less the difference matters:
Sailing and traveling are two halves of an indivisible whole life for Behan (Sailing with Totem):
Sailing can be magical, says Jessica, (Project Motorboat) but it's the traveling that keeps them "going":
Tammy and Chip (plodding in paradise): one of each with pronounced leanings--toward the other:
Jaye (Life Afloat Archives) envisions sailing and traveling as parts a virtuous cycle each, in turn, enhancing the experience of the other:
Oh, wait, on second thought:
Diane (Ceilydh Sets Sail) answers the question by taking the third way:
Lynn and Steve (s/v Celebration) put a lot of thought into the question for their "she says/he says" response:
Stacey (S/V Bella Vita) sees sailing as a new and wonderful way to an old and enduring end:
While unabashedly proclaiming herself a traveler, Dana (Northfork) acknowledges that there are benefits to the life aquatic:
Tasha (turf to surf) starts by comparing the Bahamas to the Dominican Republic and ends up learning about the difference between sailing and traveling:
On SV Estrellita 5.10b, they identify not as sailors, not as travelers - not even as cruisers!
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