Dutch Brown Fleet @ Sealiberty Cruising

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain — and most fools do, but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving."

Sealiberty Cruising Waddensea Preptrip 2011
Sealiberty Cruising Wadden Sea Preptrip
Sealiberty Cruising Running down the Ijssel river

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

The lovely thing about cruising is that planning usually turns out to be of little use.

The cure for anything is saltwater – sweat, tears, or the sea.

Twenty years from now you will be more disppointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Sealiberty Cruising favorite quotes about sailing & the sea.

"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not."

And after two days in civilization we realized we could never stay for long and started to plan our next adventure.

The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself.

I hate storms, but calms undermine my spirits.

The difference between a fairy tale and a sea tale? A fairy tale starts with "Once upon a time". A sea tale starts with " This ain't no $hit"!