Greetings All... I just started reading posts on this site at the suggestion of a friend. What a great resource! I have caught the "bug," so to speak, and I am beginning to research
boats, how to take care of my dog when we go off-shore, singlehanding
... everything. I thought I would share with others another awesome
resource, How to Sail Around the World,
by Hal Roth. It is an indispensible reference and an easy read. You can pick up a copy on half.com pretty reasonably.
I didn't see a category for it, but I would love to hear some stories from some of you "old salts" about your first times cruising after you decided to head
out into the Deep Blue as a way of life. Things that were as you thought they might be... other things that you didn't expect... whatever you might like to share.
Also... I think this forum could use a cruiser-specific personals section... "Greetings. I am currently living aboard in Seattle with my dog. I am 35, 6'2", 200lbs., and I am planning to head South until I reach Cape Horn and then come up the Atlantic. Anyone care to join me?"
You get the idea. LOL!
Anyway, I really appreciate all of the great advice and thoughts I have been reading. Hopefully I will be able to contribute some as well in the future.