The lovely thing about cruising is that planning usually turns out to be of little use.
The cure for anything is saltwater – sweat, tears, or the sea.
Twenty years from now you will be more disppointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself.
I hate storms, but calms undermine my spirits.
The difference between a fairy tale and a sea tale? A fairy tale starts with "Once upon a time". A sea tale starts with " This ain't no $hit"!