I am getting mixed advice as one says it is a good place to start another says it isn't.
You can't predict the future, but you can make choices. No one here knows you or your choices. You may find condtions favorable then suddenly not favorable. I prefer to look at it as choices. You try to afford as many choices as possible, then choose the one that appears best.
You can not follow others. It's not as simple as "follow that boat". You can't be someone else nor let them become you.
Weather is a funny
thing. After many years of activities determmined by the weather you find the forecast
isn't always perfect where you actually are. You have to make decisions and then try to hold on, escape, or push forward. Retreat is always an option. Ire often the best yet the hardest choice to amke. We all seem to think you can't go in reverse. Given you really were not going any place maybe it is the better choice some times.
I think it is a mistake to assume following someone else will somehow give you the advantage you think you lack. Better to look for what confidence you have earned and determine if it is enough. When you don't feel right about going then you should stay put or fall back. You need to travel by your own abilities. Following won't make you better. You need to build up your experience in ways that are your own. One success usually leads to more and that is the best news I can offer. It's how we all survive being kids
. Learn when you can and reflect on the sucesses.
You need some success behind you to build your confidence and maybe some mistakes
that teach and encourage your ability to learn without risking your life. You don't have to jump out of an airplane to learn how to fly. Work with with you already know to build new ways of doing the things you want. There is no race
to win. It won't matter if you are a day late! You only have to show up every day.
You need a way to start this whole adventure. Once you start you are the only ones in control. It's that or wait for Cruisers Forum instuctions before you fix breakfast every day. Seing I'm east coast
and the Baha is a few time zones away. You won't hear from me much before luch.
Always post experiences in Cruisers Forum so we all have something fun to read. we like all this stuff.
Should you require technical expertise we have a whole forum of captains, crew,and technicians waiting in the wings. That is what we do best here.