Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I am really starting to spaz out now.
I have nothing I need for this trip. I need good foul weather gear and warm clothes of which I have neither. I am going to freeze to death. I checked the NOAA site and the seas are topping out at 20 feet. What if I get sea sick? What if we hit a speeding whale? The schooner is 129 feet long. That's huge. Bigger than the Clipper. I need to calm down but my head is spinning. I feel like I may vom all over this coffee shop. Just thinking about being that high aloft to set and bring in those square topsails makes me start shaking. I have been aloft before but never that high and never to do anything like that. I think I am freaking myself out now for no reason.
I am nervous and excited all mixed into one.
Wanna hear something awesome???
The itinerary goes a little something like this...
Mid Jan- sail south from Norfolk, Virginia
Feb- Sail through the entire caribbean -St. Martin, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, etc.
March- Sail north to Key West for a few days
CUBA FOR TWO WEEKS!!!!!!!!
I'm gonna drink mojitos and smoke cigars and probably throw up.
p.s. look at this.... http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=17642513
WHAT??!?!??! 22 FOOT WAVES HERE????