18. August 2012 · 2 comments · Categories: Posts

Not everyone is suited to the ‘cruising’ lifestyle. You need to be either a ‘little’ crazy, deluded or eccentric. Or maybe a little of all of them.

Despite what you may have read in all those ‘sell up and sail away’ books I think if you answer the three questions below truthfully you will know if the lifestyle will suit you:

1) Can you pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time? a) no b) yes

2) When things break down or go wrong do you; a) hold up your hands in frustration, or; b) start listing possible solution to the problem immediately?

3) If you woke up one morning to find that your boats toilet has been pumping poo into your bilges and the ships electrical system has a short so you have no running water or bilge pumps would you; a) run away in disgust and book a hotel; or b) go find the rubber gloves, a rope for the bucket, a disposable cup and a bottle of bleach?

If you answered (a) to any of these questions seriously consider either leaving with a limitless budget or giving up on the dream now. Beautiful locations, dazzling sunsets, great food and friendly people may be your fondest memories, but only if you can get through the hard times as well. You have to be able to get on ‘with it’ when the ‘poo’ hits the fan.

Finally left Audierne, France for the great Bay of Biscay crossing hoping to make land fall in Spain around the Ria de Cedeira. Wish us luck! end:


  1. Ah, but a night in a hotel when you dont have to clean the heads out after use may be nice. Have fun crossing the Bay and hope the winds are good for you…

  2. I think it your case the poo not hitting the fan was probably the electrics? 😉

    Good luck guys our hearts and minds are with you!!

    Steve & Helen