For this blog, that's an important question - in fact, it is perhaps the *central* question. While I am certain that each liveaboard would give different answers, I also suspect that there would be parallels between them.
In the order that came to mind (perhaps you can divine something of my personality from this):
- I enjoy being close to nature/the world/the weather
- The lure of the water
- The feeling of being self-sufficient/self-contained is very satisfying
- Easy access to sea food
- There is an undeniable romance, and I am hooked on it
- The ability to see your home in many different settings
- To be able to travel without leaving home
- To live where shore-dwellers only get to visit
- To experience the grandeur and majesty of the weather and tides at first hand
- To live more simply
- It satisfies a spirit of adventure
And, Jane's answers, also in the order she provided them:
- We're drawn to the water - all humans are.
- Moveable home, change of scenary
- Swinging on an anchor
- Closeness to your environment, weather awareness
- Comoraderie with other boaters in our little boating neighborhood
- Like living in the country, when you are living in the city
- Traveling at the pace of a sailboat - leaving cars, trains and airplanes behind.
- Enjoying the experience of sailing as well as the destination
- No magic - when you live on a boat, like living in the country, there is no magic. In the city, things magically come to your apartment without thought or conscious action (power, water), and are removed the same way (sewage, garbage). Not so on a boat.
- Enjoyment of the night sky
Do you live on a boat?