Hey Canibul, being patted down at the airport
is the most action my crotch sees for a couple of months at a time, enjoy the attention where you get it. And they do have a sailor evaluation department in the USA, it is the USCG, and they do set fairly rigorous standards for us mariners, those of us who do it for money
as well as love. I was running charters down in Florida
in my 20s for a winter gig, and I met many old timers that had sacrificed their lives to the company for 40 years for a "Retirement" in Florida
, and they appeared to be empty husks waiting to fall over into a grave, they made a strong imprint on me and I swore by all that was holy that I would not end up like that. I have every intention of dying at sea, hopefully at the helm
of my own vessel at the tender
age of 96. The last thing I need in the world is a "nanny" telling me when I have to swallow my anchor
. I say good on sailing around the Horn at 84, and if it takes a dozen times who cares?