There are many trade-offs that we have made to be able to enjoy the cruising life, like long hot showers, a backyard, cable tv, accessibility to a lot of things. These things, and many more we were able to let go of. But there are also many essentials that are needed to be able to fully enjoy the cruising life, like vats of sunscreen, proper equipment, polarized sunglasses, a storage space full of wine, bug spray, and backup wine. But there is one thing, especially that could make or break a sailing experience, and that is a good Buddy Boat.
We are very social people, we did not take off sailing to excommunicate ourselves from all of society, to become hermits, to become the lone salts on the ocean. We enjoy this lifestyle and we enjoy sharing it with others. There have been times where we have found ourselves sailing alone, and the novelty of that wore off pretty quick. We much rather have friends around to enjoy the views and create special memories with.