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Old Today, 05:14 PM
 
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There is a different thread on "regrets in retirement".... well, I just avoided one retirement regret today! For a very long time, I have been planning to take a voyage up and down the fjordy Norwegian coast, and had a very specific ship in mind. It belongs to Hurtigruten company, and the name of the ship is Lofoten. It is a small primarily cargo ship that also takes about 100 passengers, and it is OLD - has been sailing for 55 years, has the 1960s decor, does not have any "luxury" bells and whistles (a big plus from my point of view), no crowds, but has a status of historic national treasure in Norway. But, today I found out that they are retiring the ship at the end of 2020 (apparently because it does not have accommodations for people with limited mobility). Oh no, because I almost finalized some other travel plans for 2020... but oh yes, I managed to get one of the 5 last available cabins for the sailing dates that I wanted! And pretty cheaply! So, I will not miss this one after all! Alrightttt!


My age: 59 (will be 60 when I take this trip). My retirement status: partly retired since 49 (for the purpose of travel & other forms of personal freedom), still work on temporary contracts (but less and less - it is harder and harder to go back to work after each episode of freedom).
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If you can afford to pull the plug and live your life, go for it. Time is our most precious resource.
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