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    Default Does it make any difference.....

    Sailing solo with the coast in view,although distant,or out of sight of land.

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    Default Re: Does it make any difference.....

    in terms of ?
    Life is just far far too short.
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    Default Re: Does it make any difference.....

    .....only in the mind!

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    Default Re: Does it make any difference.....

    What do you mean "Only in the mind" ?

    Its all in the mind!

    What dear mogy may be looking for is the concept of "existential angst." This is the realisation that you are ultimately alone in the world; there is no God but total freedom (hence the hippy movement).

    The problem is that there is no guidance either. Thus extended solitude and physical isolation reinforces this idea of abandonment and leads to anxiety underpinned by the realisation of our personal mortality and the pointlessness of it all.

    Was that what you were after??
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    Default Re: Does it make any difference.....

    "existentail angst" is nowhere near as good as Sikaflex, especially 291.

    If you mean safety, then there are arguments both ways. The closer you are to shore the closer you are to help. However the closer you are to shore then the more there is to hit - ships and even the shore itself. Certainly in heavy weather I would rather be well offshore - its one less thing to think about.

    If you mean the "mind" stuff, then I will leave that to Noddy (Paul) but I do know that some people find it difficult the first time to leave sight of land, however once it has gone it could be 50 or even 500 miles away. Very few times did the thought that I was very far from land cause any anxiety, and the times it did, were the times that you gave yourself a jolly good talking to and just got on with it.
    Life is just far far too short.
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    Default Re: Does it make any difference.....

    FREEDOM
    YES
    Freedom, adventure, exploration, walkabout, peace, fear, anger, achievement, wonder, being with your own god, nature tranquil and violent, survival and loads more.
    Yes

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    Default Re: Does it make any difference.....

    I have not been sailing for a while but in my youth spent a summer cruising the south coast in a Macwester kelpi.I just recall being in the middle of Lyme Bay on a dark night and being quite happy,looking back I must have been foolhardy or had "existentiial angst" !!! I was just pondering as I was planning a small voyage and it occued to me that I seem to be concerned more about saftey than I used to be!!

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    Default Re: Does it make any difference.....

    Psychobabble!?

    But well said.
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    "What do you mean "Only in the mind" ?

    Its all in the mind!"

    Isn't that the same thing? "Only" and "All" being one and the same?

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    Default Re: Does it make any difference.....

    [ QUOTE ]
    Isn't that the same thing? "Only" and "All" being one and the same?

    [/ QUOTE ]Ouch!

    Thats going to keep me awake for a few nights. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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