"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

March 7, 2014

Mar. 7 - You Might Be a Cruiser If...

Ashley Marina

I found this on the Internet and knew I had to add it to our blog. If you're a cruiser you'll laugh at how true most of these statements are, if you're not, you'll probably laugh at the thought of people living this way.

You might be a Cruiser if...

...leaving a tap running for anything longer than 2 seconds makes you cringe...
...you don't think twice about a 2 mile walk to the grocery store...
...you're hyper-tuned to out-of-the-ordinary sounds and/or smells...
...you wake up with mysterious bruises you don't recall getting...
...you light your stove with a match and make toast over an open flame...
...you get really excited about a half-way decent, one-pot meal...
...you see a new gadget and your first question is "how many amps does it draw?"...
...your life is dictated by the weather...
...you have more zip lock bags than is normal or necessary...
...you have mastered the art of washing with mere quarts of water...
...laundry done by your own two hands comes out better than the laundromat...
...you pretty much wear the same thing every day, and no one notices or cares...
...ice is a luxury that is always accompanied by a big smile and a high-five...
...when something breaks, your first instinct is not "who to call?"...
...you use T-9 and WD40 as frequently as others use hairspray...
...you laugh out loud if someone on land complains they "don't have room"...
...you have no clue what's on television or in the theaters and don't care...
...you've peed in the sink - not because you’re drunk - but because it's just easier...
...you use only half of the paper towel at a time...
...you know your boat like most people know their children...
...you've seen the bare ass of at least one of your boat neighbors before...
...finding a new way to store something more efficiently literally makes your day...
...you get really excited when you look at a balanced battery meter...
...you get a tour of another boat and get jealous of storage space...
...you have more flashlights and headlamps than a spelunker...
...prepping to cook a meal requires you to get on all fours at any given point...
...you break a sweat just getting out the tools necessary to complete a job...
...you cannot walk into a marine store without buying something...
...you use oil and vinegar not only for salad, but for your toilet - on a regular basis...
…you fantasize about having a bath…
…you have cut your own hair for the first time since you were four…

and the truest statement of all...you know you're a cruiser if...
...you honestly don't know where the day, week, month, or year will take you...

Here are examples of why we live this way...just a few of the hundreds of wonderful views we have enjoyed from the deck of The Pearl while anchored or docked for the night. 

Morton Bay, Ontario Canada
Camden, Maine 
Snow Island, Maine
Boston, Massachusetts
Branford, Connecticut

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