The Chesapeake Bay Adventure is well underway.
Well, that is if you understand that adventures begin long before the dock lines are dropped. This year's adventure will take on several different approaches to sailing.
This double handed crew has always worked together. Each has had specialized skills onboard. But when Mike had a health scare this April (2021) while in Inagua, Bahamas, we had to revisit how we share responsibilities onboard.
It takes a lot to admit the things you do not know.
There are a lot of things I do not know.
I've learned a lot over the years about facing the very things we are afraid of. Many of my deep-seated fears have been erased when I actually participated in opportunities to be face to face with the very things that terrified me. There is a reason why we learn and read. There is a reason why we perform skills repeatedly. There is a reason why we have drills and practice. Because when the unexpected comes the response is so natural as if it has been done for years. The skills are so deeply driven that when the storms hit it is second nature to respond with confidence.
Being home on the Bay will give us many opportunities to experience year round sailing.
Mike & Monica
We plan to write some notes here about our sail trip and the preparations for it