Just read this from the beginning. Makes me jealous all of the beautiful places some of you are sailing in! Here are few special ones for me:
First is my father. Probably the last multi-day trip I will ever sail with him, which is sad to me. He taught me how to sail as a kid and we did many passages together, with others and also double-handed. The hardest was a fall passage from Eastern Nova Scotia to Nantucket that had 5 straight days of gale force winds straight out of Nantucket. He was always a great captain/mate. This is on the delivery trip taking my new-to-me boat home. Heading south towards Newport.
This next pic is of my two boys during a short cruise this past summer. Location is Oyster Bay on Long Island.