Living Aboard a Boat Reflections on Cruising

W is for What Cruising Means to Us

Wednesday, April 27, 2016S.V. CAMBRIA


During the month of April, we're participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge where every day (excluding Sundays) we'll be posting to the blog . . . alphabetically. The overall theme we've chosen to tie all the entries together is living aboard a boat and cruising – things we've learned along the way: our thoughts, reflections, and tips for those just starting out or who are interested in this lifestyle.

What does cruising mean to us? It’s a good question but surprisingly difficult to answer. My immediate response was “freedom”, but it’s so much more than that; and whenever I tried to articulate further, I fell short. So, I decided to show you (for captions, hover over the photo):






















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20 comments

  1. Amazing photos, Stephanie. They sure capture your cruising life and why you love it so much. Jealous of the bear photo in Alaska. I never succeeded in taking one of those. And, I had no idea the beaches are so beautiful in BC! Wonderful collection of life, nature and freedom!

    Liesbet @ Roaming About – A Life Less Ordinary

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    1. Thanks, Liesbet. The water may be cold up here, but our west coast beaches are beautiful!

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  2. Spectacular photos! They really show the range of your cruising. Equally interesting to me is what *isn't* in your pictures -- like buildings, cities, other boats. Jealous of your solitude!

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    1. Thanks Jaye. We have some city pictures too but when you get down to the bare bones of what cruising means to us, it's all about the solitude and living in nature.

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  3. Amazing and inspiring photos! Now that I have bookmarked your tips on taking great vista photos, what kind of camera are you using? I believe you said it's a DSLR? I'm on the fence in terms of buying one of those. So complicated! Even more than what i have now. Melissa at http://littlecunningplan.com/2016/04/w-is-for-water/

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    1. I had it narrowed down to three choices: the Canon 60d, the Nikon d7000 and the Pentax K5. I chose the Pentax because the quality of build (the others were plastic bodies)and the specs (the Pentax was the closest one to a professional DSLR). Of course, the minute I bought it it was obsolete and they no longer make the model (it was replaced by the faster K3 series).

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    2. I was about the compliment your high quality eye & the high level of resolution then to inquire
      of camera brand... thank you big for such beautiful mind blowing chronicles ! I'm onboard thanks !

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  4. Wonderful. I think not being a seafood eater might be a drawback on a boat. Loving your A2Z - will come back and fill the rest in later!
    Jemima Pett

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    1. Funnily enough, we're not big seafood eaters ourselves. With all of the salmon, crab, prawns, oysters and halibut on offer, you'd think we would be but it all goes to waste whenever we're around.

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  5. Beautiful photos. I especially like the brown bear.

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    1. Yeah, that was an incredible day and one of our top Alaskan experiences last year. I'd love to do it all over again.

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  6. I've been following you guys for about six months! These are some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen....thanks for sharing your journeys! Regards Chuck

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    1. Thanks, Chuck. I really appreciate that!

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