I'm just an ordinary person, middle age, part of the boomer generation, fairly recently divorced after a very long marriage, mom to 3 fab kids, the greatest benefit of which are the entertainment factor.
I am also about to become a boat owner. Now, for many of you, that's just normal, like owning a car, or a canoe, or a remote controlled airplane, or a rocket. Not so for me.
Ordinary things for me are birdwatching, x-country skiing, reading, sewing, hiking, gardening, canning, bread-baking, quilting, knitting, more reading. So you may be wondering, how does a domesticated self-professed geek, find happiness at sea? I am wondering the same thing myself. What could possibly precipitate this headlong love affair with sailing? How come I never noticed the sea beckoning before. I do love the sea, I can't ever bear to be very far away from it. But on it, all the time? I guess it's like golf, you have to just be there.