|Scott Barnaby, Decatur, GA USA asks: |
I was quite pleased to hear about the fragility you two have
developed - I work only two days/week(spend weekends at a lake home)
but still am too much exposed to media - I traveled for a year in 1986 and
have some idea of the simple life to which you refer - I look forward to
trying it again in a couple years (age 61 or so) - my $ may keep me from
trying the boating life but could you say anymore about consciously
developing fragility - or is it a side effect? thanks for generously
sharing your trip! Scott
Scott Flanders from Egret responds:
Scott, Even before retiring and living aboard Egret we started moving
away from the media. We were very busy with another life of work, Mon
thru Fri then racing two hours on Friday nights to the Fla Keys on
weekends for fishing, socializing and so on. We dropped cable from both
homes a few years before we retired; not because we were drop outs but
were too busy and not interested. I guess we were too busy living our
lives and not dwelling on others.
The longer cruisers are 'out' as a group, most seem to come up with the
same simple lifestyle. Mary and I are not unique but part of a larger
majority. Some are always charging like they are still working but this
is not the norm.
It appears you are well on your way to taking it easy. Lets hope boating
is part of your future. Talk about rewards!!!