Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver Island
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I am also ex-navy (30 years) with several small commands at sea under my belt. The last was a large sail training ketch. I have sailed since I was very young, about 8, and still do. I took an early retirement to spend the summers sailing my boat around the PNW. In the winter I am a boat slut on race boats.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217