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This project began in 2004 with a dream to live on a yacht and spend my life on and around the ocean. Having pursued that dream I have come to the realisation that there are sustainable alternatives to the mundane and routine lifestyles that modern society dictates. I hoped that by creating this website it would not only serve as my own personal record of a significant turning point in my life, but also to encourage others to live their dreams and discover their passions, whatever they might be.
Initially, the main focus of this website was the lifestyle of living on a yacht, but it has now evolved to include a broader theme of alternative and sustainable living, hopefully with a hint of adventure.
If you are one of those people who are stuck in the mundane routine of “normality” and say, “I would love to live on a yacht and sail the world, but I can’t afford it.” I give you the words of Sterling Hayden:
“What these men can’t afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of ‘security.’ And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine – and before we know it our lives are gone.
What does a man need – really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in – and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That’s all – in the material sense. And we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade.
The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lay caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it the tomb is sealed.
Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?”
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