Morning to all, may the sun and winds bring happiness to all whom require.
In my line we are taught never start with an apology. Well I am looking to leave my line so I will.
Sorry if this is a bit off or deep for this link, but just a question before I burn the bridges.
I have done the finances crunched the figures. It is do-able but hey I aint met a problem that aint.
My question is, are there many ex forces out there in cruiser land?
I am not looking after staying with the lifestyle I have, just we can be a strange bunch. (I hope that’s why I will fit in with the cruiser lifestyle) we tend to be quite independent, willing to help others and always happy to just chill have a beer and listen to whatever till help is needed/asked for.
I have had a full career in the forces and now come to the end. This is a big step for me as I am sure it is for others that have taken the leap. (lol I am still double space the full stops) in the little sailing I have been lucky enough to have, I have come across various peeps. And met some really really nice people, and also some others.
From what I read in the forums the cruiser life is very similar to forces life. Hardship, friendship and commitment. I just hope that I can bring to your party the relevant quals.
So I suppose my question is any ex forces out there (no matter how ex) who could give a newbie to civvie life a few hints of even a NAAFI boost, (kick up the ass) like I have mentioned the maths work, the will is there, I have wanted to do this for 30 years or so, just the hesitation to cast off the last shore line.
Think I am so used to the "bar support network" that it scares me to go play in the real world.
Like I said sorry if this is not the right forum for this fred, but liveaboard is what I aspire to be. So all advice, ditties or just comments would be welcome. Thankyou in advance.
The sad thing is I look at Stingo’s site and it makes me smile. He did it/ does it, not always sunshine but he set’s off again. Fair winds to ya if you read this.
And for those that have done it.. I Salute you, save a space for me at the bar, I will catch you up. (wind and god willing)