The freedom of cruising
Most of us have dreamed of the freedom of cruising off-shore on our own sailing boat, visiting exotic islands and experiencing different cultures.
The Finleys have done just that for over three decades. Through their company Clean Wake Productions they bring us a series of films that will bring you closer to the cruising life, its beauty, its realities as well as the difficulties.
Filmed on location in various destinations as they sail around the world, their story is presented through interviews with other cruisers as well as marine professionals.
Their films give the viewer a clear understanding of what needs to be considered during the process of reaching for that dream, with an emphasis on safety and protecting the environment, to leave a "clean wake".
The following quotation expresses their view on life.
Passion for adventure
"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different Sun."
Written by Chris McCandless
Quoted in Jon Krakauer's book Into the Wind, which is a biography on Chris' life.