Re: Out on the high seas, almost.
Crawl, walk, run... in that order.
Being afraid is knowing the risk and respecting the source. Pay
attention to the wind speed and cloud patterns. Long stretches of
open water can permit large waves even in a mild breeze.
Confidence comes with experience. Experience comes with surviving the
mistakes. Surviving the mistakes gives you confidence. I think the
trick to making this endless loop work is in not trying to learn it
all at once.
I agree with what you implied... slowly stretching your limits is
good. Sinking is bad.
--- In mirageownersclub@y..., "accdntljibe" <AccdntlJibe@a...> wrote:
> My weekends are Sundays and Mondays. We put the Mirage in Sunday
> after church and got about four hours in on the Manatee Creek
> the St. Lucie River and Intracoastal. Monday, I got up early,
> grabbed the big coffee cup and headed for the marina. I did some
> cleaning and debugging of a few annoyances. We dropped Fletcher
> with a friend so we could do some childless sailing and headed
> Same general area as Sunday except that we sailed all the way out
> the mouth of the inlet. We were as close to the ocean as you can
> without actually being there. We had light, steady winds. The
> were light. We probably could have gone on out with no problem,
> I think we need a little more confidence first. I don't want to be
> one of those stupid people that others read about in the paper.
> ocean's not going anywhere. We'll get there soon enough. Happy
> sailing! Bryan & Liz ~~~~~/I)~~~~~