Re: Chapter 1: Our first cruise
Sounds like sailing - mess up a bit, learned a lesson or two, had a great time, and became further addicted.
I have been sailing for 40+ years and sailed for tens of thousands of miles and the summary above still applies.
Finished the circumnavigation in early February in Grenada. Have to work on a book project for the next several months so the boat will be waiting for next year.