Recreation and Entertainment

I think it is unlikely that we will be bored, however here are some things that we can do to keep ourselves occupied along the way!

At Sea

  • Learn to play the guitar – we are both keen to do this
  • Study up on the language of the country we are about to visit
  • Read books on the country we are about to visit
  • Read other books
  • Cook – I don’t have time to bake now, but hope that I will do when I am at sea perhaps
  • Fish
  • Practise using the sextant
  • Yoga
  • Photography
  • Blog writing
  • Card games
  • Boat maintenance
  • Sailing!
  • Listening to Podcasts – see below
  • Listening to music – need a great stereo
  • Crosswords or Sudoku
  • Watching the Distant Shores DVD’s on the laptop. – will need to download some more movies to watch also

At Anchor or In Port

  • Scuba Diving or snorkelling
  • Paddleboarding
  • Exercise
  • Exploring the country we are visiting
  • Photography
  • Meeting new people
  • Riding our folding bikes
  • Tramping
  • Cooking and Entertaining new friends
  • Eating out in local restaurants – trying new foods
  • Writing the blog
  • Fishing
  • Planning the next voyage
  • Earning money
  • Boat maintenance!
  • Blog writing

One of the facebook groups I am in had some great suggestions on podcasts to listen to. So I have copied them here so I can check them out some time. The things they liked best about podcasts were that they could be played at night on your ipod to keep you awake but not destroy your night vision like reading a book or looking at the iPad

  • DNTO – Definitely not the Opera
  • CBC Quirks & Quarks
  • CBC Ideas
  • http://www.abc.net.au/services/podcasting
  • Vinyl Cafe on CBC
  •  http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/
  •  NPR… TAL, Fresh Air, Snap Judgement.
  • http://thesailingpodcast.com/sailing-podcast/
  • RadioLab (NPR, best popular science ever, made even TAL blush when they came on), Planet Money (NPR, more about societies in general than just money), The Moth (intriguing true stories told live on stage, not stand-up but often funny), Dan Savage’s Lovecast (the most entertaining relationship and sex advice ever), Here’s the thing (NPR, Alec Baldwin does indepth interviews with famous people), Car Talk (NPR, two brothers in studio get calls from listeners about car issues, always very funny).

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