I've always felt to embrace whatever comes your way and welcome it...
for years after the passing of my wifes sister, we felt her presence around us in our normal lives and while sailing.. she was one involved with the sea scouts, retired from the Navy
and always loved the water
, and often it was common to leave the helm
to her while sailing...
So much so that when we purchased the 42 10 years ago, she was welcomed as part of our lives aboard the boat.
And the Name of our Boat reflects her being part of our lives..
The Name of the boat as many know is "R" to the Third Power, or "R3"
For Myself, Randy, my wife Ramona and our free spirited sister "Rosie"
Rosie has become so much a part of our cruising life, We've given her the AutoHelm
And many days and nites you'll see Ramona and I snuggled up behind the dodger
and with the wheel
turning now and then, you'll think its just the electronics
keeping us on track...
Difference is, Ramona and I know Rosie's in charge.........