Thanks to my bad memory, I already forgot this part of the journey. Luckily, I have a wife to remind me through her mean video editing. I hear Aubrey snickering and replaying certain parts of interviews she did with me on the boat in Lake Charles, LA. It was a sad time. My memory came back and I remember the fear I had when we just started out. I remember leaving Texas and not knowing a thing about true boat navigation, seamanship or how it works on the ocean. My beautiful wife created a video that was actually spot on, in terms of the sorrow of the first couple days. I still love her but I am planning my revenge.
Being a boat captain ain’t easy. At all. The learning curve is steep and now I realize why I go to bed taxed and exhausted most nights. I always wanted to live on a boat and I didn’t let my lack of experience stop me. I tired to learn everything I could on the Internet and by reading books but there is no substitute for real experience. I will always remember Lake Charles for the experienced I gained.
It’s been a couple of months of cruising for us now and I am still learning. I know this will be a lifelong process and I look forward to it. Enjoy the video because we did!