I played hooky this past Sunday, the last day of hiking when we were in the Galapagos. The hiking trails scheduled for that day were treacherous and I didn’t want to take any chances. Most days on the expedition we were climbing on boulders and it was a miracle that I didn’t break my neck.
(This is the super yacht we were on, La Pinta. It is 209 feet long, houses 27 crew members and 44 guests).
I was one of the few who remained onboard. I loved it. I practically had the whole luxury yacht to myself. See the picture of the La Pinta above. It was glorious, just lounging in my cabin watching the water ripple by. I suddenly thought to myself that it would be interesting to always live on a ship. Each day I would wake up in a new port. While that sounded very romantic at the time, reality set in fast. The vessel suddenly listed to one side, and I realized that I couldn’t handle the constant swaying.
Coincidentally, my brother sent me a story from the New York Times about a man who has lived on an ocean line cruiser for the past 20 years. I enjoyed the story so much I wanted you to read it too. Mario Salcedo has been living on the Royal Caribbean as a full time resident. Please read the story and watch the video. It’s a great end of life story. Click here.