Ok... I have to look way back and analyze far too much of my "inner Me"... to realy take a conserted look at the Why and Whyfor... All stuff I just don't want/care to know.
However, I'll share some thoughts on the times I have sailed with others:
My first Summer of sailing:
Imagine a great summer day in Southern Norway
, an unsikable sailboat... I don't remember how big... just that it was "Unsinkable" and that gave me (a 13yr old) currage... Yea like I needed any back then! Now picture this with 3 women on board with me... None even related to me!...
We were flying along the water
, healed over and all of us were hiked out to add to balast and gain speed!....
Then... it just peatered out... slowly slowing and the sails
went slack. We just looked at one another dumb founded.
We were still going at a good clip though throught the water
as a large "Bluff"... yes this is NORWAY
... so when talking about a bluff, it's a huge lsland rock formation 100's of feet high.
Then "WHAM" the wind
slammed into the opposite side of the boat, caught sail and instantly dumped us all in the water taking the mast
to the water and filling the sail with the sea.
Durring this... on shore was the Father (owner of the sailboat) of all 3 daughters... Even though he was 3/4 of a mile away... I could hear his voice... NOT GOOD!
We got it righted, bailed and sailed back... the youngest daughter was still crying when we got to shore.
Alas that was my last time on that little boat.... Can't say I was welcomed to their home after that.
Sailing date... Cute blond.. that had a membership
with a sailing school
. She was working on her Charter captain
class, good sailor and very capable.... Alas being self taught and primarily a solo sailor... I didn't understand... "Jibe Hooo"... "Tacking...." bla bla bla.
So as she offered me to take the helm
.. I just Tacked and Jibed at will.... Never saying anything...
I wonder why she never invited me out sailing again....?
I like sailing solo... The Quiet... rippling of the water on the bow/hull. Snap of the sail in a tack and the challenge of catching and passing much larger boats out on the water. Guess I just have a deep seated compeditive drive.
If someone was on the boat with me... would they realy understand???