With ever logistic set up as best I could, I left home today for an 9 day trip to Bellingham. Tomorrow I start a 7 day excursion on a 40 foot sailboat where I hope to earn my certification to be able to charter sailboats in the future.
Hopefully I packed everything I need because it is going to be cold and wet. I managed to find some waterproof deck shoes at a Dick’s sporting goods store which will be perfect. The instructor told us to dress like we are skiing and to add a layer. Fortunately I just got a heated base layer that uses a rechargeable battery for my early and late season motorcycle rides. I think I’ll be okay.
I am nervous about the class because I haven’t been able to study as much as I should of with all that has been going on with my father’s declining health. I am trusting that reading the textbook combined with last summer’s experiences will set me up and that the fog will clear when I need the answers for the upcoming test.
Whether I pass or not I am content to enjoy the journey and take some time for a new adventure!
On the eve of this excursion I am looking up a good sailors toast. Here is one I found:
There are good ships,
And there are wood ships,
The ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships,
And may they always be.