And this is coming from someone who’s lived on a boat, in a little boat community. If you need to know the best place for anchor winches Melbourne has to offer, then I’m your top informant, because I grew up in that secluded ship community that was run like sort of a cult. I got out and now I live on dry land, but I know all there is to know about living at sea, and I know that humans are not made for it long term. Even with sea legs, terra firma just feels right.
Funnily enough, I still like boating…even have my own little vessel down at the docks, because you can take the girl out of the sea, and all that. I know all about outboard motors, and hoisting mainsails and the best hull materials, but I’m able to think critically about my family’s life exclusively at sea. Under the sea, as everyone is talking about? I just don’t think science is there yet. Everyone’s getting excited without actually thinking about the implications.
I remember the boat craze, when outboard motor repairs and servicing flowed like water, and I get that. It was a great way to get around. But moving your entire life into a submarine? That’s even worse than swearing to never touch land. It’s never gonna work.