I went sailing during my trip! Now I'm a sailor, like you. We'll have so much to talk about. I did this sailing during a regatta, so we were racing and shit. It was pretty fun. I got to help. I was a grinder, winding up the ropes that aren't called ropes onboard because they have to be called something different apparently. This is the ignorant brute force position I am so well suited for. On instruction, I also switched to the high side, which I enjoyed. I don't usually get to help out just by having mass.
Sherry, there's something you've never mentioned. Surely you've noticed, but maybe you are used to it? Or perhaps it doesn't happen in Maine. Sherry, a lot of the time, the boat was sideways in the water. Not flat, with a pleasant horizontal deck. Sideways, tilted, sometimes substantially so. Hon, I am not used to that. Usually when my transportation is angled far from horizontal, I expect things to be very wrong within seconds. I mostly got used to it, but am still a little suspicious of the whole idea. I liked the flat parts, and the idea we were moving without a motor.
My trip was great. I ate fish after all. It was delicious. I ate piles and piles of tropical fruits and went to gorgeous beach after gorgeous beach. I was by Ali's side for a week straight. Sadly, the weightlifting competition was after I left. I took a million pictures, including pictures during the race. So I have lots and lots of pictures of tiny white triangular smudges on the horizon that I know you'll want to see. I took the picture below the fold during our victory lunch, back in the harbor after the regatta.