Why do cruisers use marinas?

We get told time and again by our YouTube viewers to get out of the marina and start sailing, that real sailors do not use marinas, that they are bored with watching episodes from sailing channels which are set in marinas. Is that fair?

Two old salts in the marina where we are currently berthed (while we try to get our Millie better) give us their opinion of marinas and why they sometimes find themselves berthed for longer than intended.

Shot on a Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 lens dating from 1974, this is Jamie’s first experiment with new filming and editing techniques. We think the close crop, no music and use of black and white make the viewer concentrate on what is being said without any distractions. Does it work for you? We’d love to know your thoughts.

Are you a purist, would you never use a marina? Or do you think the reasons Mark and Tony give for why we sometimes find ourselves landlocked are valid?

SY Zizi making a break for freedom!

Peace and fair winds, friends!
Liz, Jamie and Millie xxx

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2 Comments on “Why do cruisers use marinas?”

  1. I believe that its your life on film, marina, land or sailing. To me, a wannabe cruiser, which you are, the content provided is very much useful, no I havent watched all your videos, but the fact is that you will always have some couch critics, weather you do it right or wrong. I say, do it your way!! If they dont want to watch it, so be it. You guys have sufficient followers to drop the naysayers…. fair winds my friends…

    1. I think you’re right. We’ll carry on doing it our way and if we lose a few, hey ho. “I yam what I yam” is a good motto from Popeye and he was one of the original old salts! Haha!

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