What sailing taught me about surviving isolation

What sailing taught me about surviving isolation

My family lived in our sailboat for ten years. We lived at sea for two of those years. I thought that it might be helpful to those isolating themselves at home to write about some of the things we learned about living at sea with a teenager in a 39 foot sloop sailboat.
Here we are as our son heads to shore with his dog Sam. This was our sailing vessel Camelot. Big for a boat, tiny for a home. A lot about cruising comes down to state of mind. We were considered adventurers. We chose to live this way because we felt it was worth it. Someone living in a cabin of the same dimensions in the woods could be the uni-bomber. We have to decide that the social distancing and physical isolation we are practicing is worth it for our loved ones, and for others.