Hi to all of you again, it is really helpfull to read and think about your comments and yes you are right it was a mistake to mention fear and only women togehter, well noted that meanwhile.
we both just came back form a 4 days delivery
tour of only 100 sm ( only day sailing) on the baltic
with constant force 6-7 exactly up the nose,15 degree celcius and in the end we needed 150 or more miles to get the boat to the winter berth. we entered one harbour after darkness etc and damaged some pieces as usual. while listening to the radio
we learnt about several distress
calls, we saw a 44 feet bavaria
with broken mast
towed in by the coast guard etc. BUT we know the area, we sailed near land and actually my wife enjoyed the trip.........
even she used some new seasick medicine from china
( 100% ginger) and was fine.
wunderfull season end for us.
during discussing it seems that during the 4 weeks holiday several points come together:
new boat, no real time to relax after finishing he stressing job as a schoolteacher, sailing every day and into new areas especially the swedisch archipelage where you cruise
between 100 of rocks and small islands, not enough time at the beach.....
and also i guess a little bit the thoughts about the future and that we might be able to sell the house and go sailing for some years..... up to now this was just the typical winter dreaming but now we have at least the boat which is capable to do so.
to unicorn dream: you are right this is also a importnat issue, i am on the way to throw away old stuff, but my wife still collecting ( typical behavoiour, men went hunting and women run the cave and collecting herbs, fruits etc )
Next year we will take it more easy, i will buy a nice tender
to explore nice anchorages
, we will "actually try to make vacation
and not a boat and skill testing exercise etc etc.
I gues mainly my fault, typically big mouth man behaviour.......
Carsten from Hamburg Germany