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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.