South Paw hit it right on the head
go crew on a sailboat that is actually cruising the carib or south pacific
see if its for you. Don't be that guy for example that decides he wants to learn how to dive after he went snorkeling once and spends a few grand on dive gear
and turns out it isn't what he thought it was going to be. I just retired form many years as a merchant marine captain
for Maersk lines I have 2.5 million nm under my feet and I am still scratching my head
as to why I just bought a sailboat and leaving for the south pacific
via the carib on the first of Nov. this year its because of a great love and respect for the ocean she is a tough old broad that doesn't forgive you for mistakes
, so date her for a while before you decide to start a long term relationship with her.