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Subject:  Sailing the Pacific Date:  4/17/2022  1:35 PM
Author:  rainphakir Number:  26333 of 26431

I've been watching this YouTuber for a year or so.
The family: Dad, Mom, 2 babies in diapers.

The videos are interesting, as a look at life on a 30 to 40 ft sail boat. They have an engine and propeller, too. And a bit of technology: electronics for navigation, videography, VHF, and some other stuff.

Here, they have left Indonesia and are sailing west to the Maldives.

Approached at Sea.

Ever since the mid 1970s, I've traveled solo in Mexico.
Every time I would be preparing to head out, many people would tell me how dangerous it is, how "bad people, bad things, bad this, bad that... blah blah).
To date, I've never had the "bad".

I have been in situations in which I felt "nervous", as this father describes.
But, I was solo. And, I know I'd be different if I were traveling with an SO and babies.
I'm happy to get the sailing experience vicariously. I don't think I'd like being on a small boat, continuously, and responsible for all work, all repairs, all the "night watch" etc, etc, etc.

My hat's off to these guys.
Happy sailing!

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