Here is a newbie question for experienced sailors: I am considering sailing because it allows me to travel and stay at my own pace. I am into Slow Travel. Soak it in....become part of the place. But I am primarily interested in land based sights and activities. Sailing - good for me to get there and stay for free, but how does that work when I want to spend the majority of the time onshore - exploring? At best I can carry bikes. Do sailors need to worry about theft of boat or equipment? Which is safer - mooring in the marina or in the bay? How do you manage to lock up everything, is that possible? Can you even relax on shore and spend the days visiting the places you go? Or are your sojourns hurried and mostly shore based, rather than exploring farther inland? At a stretch how many days can you safely leave your boat and be on your own? Are you able to carry bikes etc in your sailboats?