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Definition: cruise (krūz)

Heading out coastal cruising. Photo by Alex from the masthead of Aleria.
Heading out for some coastal cruising.

v., cruised, cruis·ing, cruis·es.

  1. To sail, travel about, or move along, as for pleasure or reconnaissance, especially in an unhurried or unconcerned fashion
  2. To travel at a constant speed or at a speed providing maximum operating efficiency for a sustained period.
  3. To move leisurely about an area in the hope of discovering something


Proceeding normally, unrestricted, with an absence of drastic rudder or engine changes.
Reference: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Yes, that pretty much sums it up - you sail hither and yon, and wind up where the wind blows you. You sail for the sheer 'Joy of Sailing'. Once there you find a nice spot, drop your hook, relax, and enjoy life. If you are lucky, you do the same the next time, and the next, and the next...

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