Ten Ways to Recapture the Cruising Life on Land
Excerpted from Cruising World Magazine, January 2002
Compiled by Darrell Nicholson
- Set your alarm for 3 a.m.. When it wakes you up, put on your foul-weather gear, run out to the front lawn, and have your spouse spray you with a garden hose while shouting, "It's time to reef the main honey!"
- For breakfast, have a cup of instant coffee and eat last night's leftovers.
- Call into talk-radio shows to discuss an approaching cold
front and your plan for it.
- When the wind picks up, open the cupboards, scatter dishes and plates over the kitchen, and curse at yourself for not securing things below.
- Never dry your clothes completely.
- Drive back and forth in front of your house and debate with your spouse
about where to park for the night.
- Run your lawnmower in your living room for several hours whenever the wind dies.
- Plug in 11 waypoints on your GPS for a trip to the dentist.
- Every two weeks, walk around the block carrying two full five-gallon jerricans.
- Spend an afternoon at the shopping mall haggling with clerks over prices.