Yes you were absolutely right, it was a candid question and your first reply was... well right on the mark. You are absolutely right, when the charm wears out and fear sets in, it's time to call it quits.
My previous post was in reply to something I could not understand. Minyot was saying "go out and do it" as if I had not really been sailing?
Of course you are right and it is a sailors duty to help, the law of the sea it is called, I believe. The fellow who sailed from Brasil was lucky to have made it.
But fear was not what I was thinking of. When is it logical and intelligent to stop? I am 75 and asking myself until when can I live like this? Should I start to plan selling the boat? It would be like dying a little, more than a little, should I do this. I am not fearless. Not trying to prove something. Just want to live this life to the brim like I have been doing for the past 19 years.
Is this foolish? Probably to a landlubber. To one who follows the tribe and the bumper in front to work back to work every Monday.
Boatman I just know you are not like this, you are a nomad, not a bumper follower. And your answer was the one that clinched my decision. When dolphins
don't thrill me any more... When a burst of wind
is no longer a ways of moving in front of whoever is catching up.