Experience Is Everything
Never have I felt less prepared for something.
Yes on paper we were all ticked off
Qualifications - done
Courses - done
Boat checks - done
But there’s so many areas I wish I knew and had time to work on before getting on board.
Not knowing the boat - Difficult
Not knowing what I would personally need more or less of - Difficult
Hygiene - Difficult
Salt sores, sun burn, jet boil burns, little cuts - Difficult
Team dynamics - Difficult
So many things I would do differently if I was to ever do an ocean rowing crossing again.
But you only know what you know, experience takes you so far the rest is a steep learning curve.