My wife and I keep talking about heading out to Neah Bay one of these summers (instead of Desolation Sound which is our usual trip) and sailing a couple days towards Hawaii and then turning around and sailing back. We keep putting it off though, but I'd like for her to experience it before we put too much more money into the boat for our planned full time cruising retirement.
That sounds like a pretty good idea.
There are so many basic firsts with the accompanying challenges.
Watch schedule for 2 days, 4 days, 8 days.
Cooking in 30k, 40k
30k for 24, 48 hours
40k for 24, 48 hours
All of this stuff is pretty much expected for folks who are crossing oceans but hard for coastal folks to experience.