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

October 2, 2015

Nomads

 “Adventure is calling and we must go….”

We consider ourselves cruisers, but we’re also explores, adventurers…nomads. A nomad is defined as a member of a community that has no permanent home, one that moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route according to the state of the pasturage or food supply. That definition seems to fit the cruising community. We move from place to place…not for the food supply though, but for the quest to stay in the 70-80ยบ temperature range.

Most people feel at home when they are near their residence. Explorers feel most at home when they are someplace they've never been before. Nomads feel more at home along the path they follow…returning to places year after year. Each of these places begins to feel like home to them. This is true for us. The coast of Texas will always be home to us. It’s where we grew up, it’s where we met, it’s where we began our love for boating, it’s where our family is and it’s the place that holds wonderful memories of the past. But our connection with our home now is mostly tied to our family and it feels less and less like the old home we use to know. We feel more like the nomads that call many places their home or the explorers who long to discover new places. The yearning for new adventure is strong in both of us and we enjoy answering its call.

This fall we are answering that call by exploring the pacific northwest. Click here to see a map of places we may explore in the next few weeks. Time, weather and how we feel will determine exactly what we do.
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1 comment:

  1. Love your definition of nomads and your approach to life!

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