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Are Liveaboards Better Adapted for this Time?

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Are Liveaboards Better Adapted for this Time?

Unread postby CaptForce » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:52 am

In my avatar I have included "now on a chair in my closet". I was amused by noticing this truth three years ago when we sold our boat after 45 years aboard, but I was not thinking of it as an adaptive advantage until now with this pandemic. Livingaboard has given Nancie and I the skills to excel at "sheltering in place". Maybe living aboard is more sheltering in place than most anything else. We used to stock up on groceries in order to cruise away for over two months with little time off the boat and only a few opportunities to foray out for fresh bread or produce. We would trade time at the helm scanning the horizon or scanning the pages of a novel.
So now, inside our, huge to us, small apartment were almost cruising by sheltering in place. 'not out much; spending time with reading; on our computers; scanning out across the pond...... No, there are huge differences. Nothing is swinging on the walls, no rocking, and the compass on my desk remains at exactly 137*M all the time, but sheltering in place comes easy.
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Re: Are Liveaboards Better Adapted for this Time?

Unread postby tex » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:06 am

Maybe it comes with the personality. Sheltering in place for me is easy peasy, but for my ex-Diplomat Admiral, not so. She’s the extrovert and I’m the introvert, she’s the socialite and I’m the hermit. On the same boat in the same moment, she’s enjoying nature’s party while I’m enjoying nature’s solitude.

Maybe prospering in Covid requires a live-aboard’s attitude. Parties and solitude co-exist In ourselves.
When life is hard, eat marshmallows!
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Re: Are Liveaboards Better Adapted for this Time?

Unread postby CaptForce » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:35 am

...and it's so easy to seclude when your not one to socialize much. One of our former outings was to browse through the used book stores. Now I've bought an e-reading device (Kindle) online and browse the e-library to download e-books. e-gadgets make this e-z,- e-gads!
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Re: Are Liveaboards Better Adapted for this Time?

Unread postby scallywag » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:43 pm

Covid 19 has restricted my freedom. On the boat I could explore and change locations at a whim. Only the Admiral could limit my whims. With friends infected, our social life is curtailed. Driving down A1A at Matanzas Inlet, the anchorage was packed. I was elated to see people enjoying the area.

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