Weather Helmed

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Weather Helmed

A brief note about “Buddy Boating” because it’s Wednesday, and you know what that means… (written Nov. 10 en route to Oz)

November 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Cruising Must-Haves, Cruising with Friends, Famous Firsts, Fellow Cruisers, Funny, Passages, Somebody likes us, The End

Cruisers are generally known to be independent and self-sufficient, yet can often have a herd mentality.  But, there really is something to be said for traveling with other boats.  This passage, for the first time EVER, we sailed within sight and VHF contact of fellow cruisers, and it was fantastic.  Although we did have to keep a good look-out to make sure we didn’t run into each other (and honestly, we almost did once), it was so much fun to have something else to look at other than wide open ocean, AND we had people to talk to!!  After so many thousands of miles of sailing by ourselves, it was a great way to end our trip sharing laughs and coordinates with some really fun people, (who were also there to catch our docklines and celebrate as we pulled into the Quarantine dock in Brisbane.)  While underway, we’ve spent quite a bit of time trading jokes and riddles over the radio and one of the best moments of the whole trip was when the Flight of the Conchords song “Business Time” suddenly came blaring over the VHF courtesy of Dagmar.

Oh Yeah.

** Not to mention, you can also get really awesome pictures of each other’s boats!!  Here’s Dagmar running circles around us.

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