Originally Posted by TeMPuS2010
thanks for all the input guys, think the biggest battle is with your own mind. getting over the fear of going into the unknown, the ocean is a big place and leaving the comfort of your home on terra-firma is a big step for anyone
Yes and no. In the Columbus days, yes, because those days the earth was flat. Now, I think today's sailing is safer than ever. Not sure about Australia, I would rather sail the ocean than riding a bike across America. At least, in the ocean you will not see great white sharks and whales texting their friends.
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.