I can say that sailors live small, slow, and simple. Sunrise means action sunset means relaxation.
We keep things SMALL on the boat because we don’t have much space. We go slowly because we use wind to go somewhere. We have neither cable TV, streaming internet connection, nor a car to drive; however, we watch movies that have been downloaded, we get internet either through a Wi-Fi connection or through a cell phone dongle, and we have a dinghy to take us to land. On land, we walk a lot to go from point A to B.
Wearing more clothes means consuming more water, so we tend to wear the same things a little longer than we used to on land. Thin and simple cloth is easy to wash and dry.
On ‘Bad Bunny’, we have a washing machine, a water maker, a hot water heater, a refrigerator freezer, vacuum cleaner, and etc. Most boats in the anchorage cannot say that, so we are lucky and feel a bit spoiled.It is fun listening to stories from other sailors. We invited our immediate neighbors for dinner the other night. Two sailors from two different continents. Both sail alone. One German neighbor crossed the Atlantic Ocean by himself with his 25’ (8 Meter) boat. The other Argentinian neighbor teaches ‘Tango Dancing’ while travelling all around the world. The Tango dancer had just bought a 41’ sailboat because he wants to go to remote islands where tour boats don’t go. I found at this anchorage that there are many sailors sailing alone (called Single-Handed Sailor). Sometimes, their adventure blows my mind! ‘The Sky is the limit’ is all I can say…