It started with this.
This love of boating of mine.
The smell of the saltwater.
The lap of the waves against the hull (not big ones though – been there, done that).
The birds (except cormorants and I really don’t care much for seagulls either).
The dolphins.
The whales (not that we ever saw those on the Chesapeake Bay).
The boat.
Just being on the boat (on the water of course, not on the hard in a boat yard).

Capt & Admiral
Dad and Mom on our powerboat in Maryland