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Your first time away from the sight of land
As a great number of members on SailNet have many years of cruising experience it may be difficult to remember the first time you left the sight of land.
What was your biggest fear or concern your first time out ?
Was it...(a couple of examples)
1. Have i prepared well enough?
2. Actually loosing sight of land?
3. The unknown?
or did you just get in there and do it...fearless...stared at the horizon and just went for it?
I have spoken to a couple of people that have cruised the worlds oceans and they have said it was actually "loosing sight of land...realising that you were pretty much on your own"
I would imagine that experiences would of been different if they were sailing alone or they had responsibilty of crew.
As it is still a work in progress for me I can only think how I would feel. I'm sure I would be nervous but if I have prepared well, taken safety precautions then it would be all down to my ability to handle the situations as they arise. I learn a lot by getting out there and just doing it.
I look forward to the challenge of being out of my comfort zone.
If you can dream it you can live it
Last edited by OziDude; 01-01-2010 at 05:46 AM.