We spend a lot of time focusing on the importance of “where” when it comes to cruising. But we often forget to recognize perhaps the most important aspect of why we cruise — “who”.
Stanley Creighton, who currently owns FPB 64-7 Buffalo Nickel with wife Valerie, has reminded us of this with his latest collection of portraits from around the world. The Creightons have inspired us since they first set off on Buffalo Nickel, updating their blogs with posts full of far-flung destinations, amazing cocktail recipes, and time spent assisting with hurricane relief in the devastated islands of Vanuatu (click the highlighted links to visit their wonderful site).
But when Stan emailed us a link to some of his favorite portraits recently, we were reminded that, above all, it is human connection that drives us over the horizon. The curious child, the wizened and welcoming smile of an old man, the sleeping broken-hearted…The healing that comes from realizing time after time that we are more alike than not. This is why we cruise.
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Big thanks to Stan for sharing these photos with us and all SetSailors. See Stan’s full gallery here.
The magic carpet which has facilitated this wonderful photography – and the experiences that accompany them – is the Creightons’ FPB 64 Buffalo Nickel. As they are stepping up to an FPB 70, Buffalo Nickel is now for sale. For more info click this link or contact Sue Grant: Sue.Grant@Berthon.co.uk.