Thursday, December 23, 2010
One of the things that Alisa and I love to do in anchorages is to row over to a nearby boat, knock on the hull and chat the owners up. It's always a crap shoot when we do this - sometimes we get baffled reactions from the people we approach, sometimes we meet people whose outlook doesn't match well with our own, and often we meet casual acquaintances whom we know for a week or a month while we're travelling the same path. And occasionally we knock on a hull and end up making good friends out of the bargain.
We just had a couple of the latter sort of people visiting - Diana and Alex from Kukka, whom Alisa and Elias met on a whim at an anchorage at Magnetic Island in Queensland last year. They just came down to Hobart and we had a good time catching up on everything that has happened since we last saw them, over New Year's 2010 in Sydney.
Really, cruising is just an elaborate way to expand your circle of friends. The boat stuff is all secondary.