Originally Posted by Swannoc
*The early morning watches where it was just me and the Sea were some of my favourite times.
I loved the night-into-sunrise watch, too. *Though one night as we were sailing down island in the Caribbean on a perfect reach with a moon to light the way, I was startled by a loud *SLAP* which made me squeak loudly (not scream, it's a ridiculous-sounding eennkk!
noise). *I looked around trying to find what had caused the sound, but saw nothing. *A few minutes later it was repeated, but I was alert, and saw that it was a pod of dolphins. *I think that my funny noise amused them because they would periodically jump up alongside me and land with another loud bellyflop-like slap, much louder than their usual splash, apparently intended to elicit another of those funny-sounding noises. *When I stopped squeaking they seemed to lose interest and continued on their way.
I quickly adapted to and fallen inlove with all aspects of life aboard and have decided that when I return to canada I will find a way to keep up sailing and that one day I will just sail and explore with a boat, crew and a love of the Sea, but thats prolly a bit of a ways off.
I think you're hooked. *Living aboard takes some adjustment; some people never do make the adjustment, and others, as with you, take to it like a (yep, another cliche
) duck to water.
Fair winds, and look around the crewfinder, you just might find more opportunities to get out on the water.