For years we would go on holiday and somehow always end up on or near the water, even if we didn't plan on being on or near water. We would walk the docks at whatever marina, or go on a harbor cruise with tons of other people, or take a ferry out to an island with all the other tourist, and we would always spy at least one cruising sailboat with a cruising couple onboard. They were cruising in style and taking their time, just the two of them. None of this two hour tourist cruise with a hundred of your closes friends. Even when we chartered in the Caribbean, we would take longing looks at the full time cruisers on their own cruising boats. We would say to each other "One day, that will be us."