Yes Chief, the kids decided to snowboarding with their friends instead of going with us. So my wife and I decide not to go this year.
At the same time, the sea is calling again. This is only way I can gain more sailing experience is to sail with other captains. Despite all the problems we had last time while crewing, I did learn a lot. All the problems we had were preventable, but I have a chance to learn how to deal with in real time. At time, it was dangerous but it was calculated risk that I was willing to do. This time I will do better regarding inspecting the boat and securing everything. More importantly, I will have my own plan B ad C if the captain fails to make alternative plan.
I think I should be OK.
I read, think, and act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest, nor I am here for free sex. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of safe off-shore passage. I am NOT afraid of dying in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.