... despite considerable temptation to hang about and relax. We were on a schedule; with only six weeks to make our round trip, we couldn't stay long in any one anchorage. In retrospect this was both a wise and unwise policy. It was wise because it would have broken my heart to run out of summer before I could get Taz out for a cruise, so I needed to get back by mid-August. It was unwise because we pushed ourselves hard (to the point of fatigue) and didn't get to fully enjoy most of the places we anchored. Next summer, I keep saying, I want to be far less goal-oriented, unscheduled -- just drift about aimlessly, spending as long as we care to in anyplace we enjoy. Hard and fast schedules are the enemy of happy cruising, I suspect; certainly they are implicated in many tales of total loss.
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