Thread: Comfort vs fear
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:09 PM   #9
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RE: Comfort vs fear

skipperdude wrote:
Say you have been planning a trip for weeks and.

If the weather report say's 30 knt winds seas to 5 ft do you go out any way or stay in the harbor?

What is you comfort zone?

*Let's not just "say" that we've been planning exactly that situation for 6 weeks because we actually have been doing that.* Tomorrow at noon some long time friends are arriving at Victoria airport to spend a week on the boat.* And not that we're some salty old veterans with well established plans to deal with this, quite the opposite in fact.* However, this is what we have planned:

We'll pick them up tomorrow at the airport and move them into the v-berth for the night, at the dock at our Yacht Club.* On Saturday morning I'll make the call about where we go.* If the seas are calm in the Strait we'll go across to Vancouver.* If the Strait is bumpy but it looks good to Victoria we'll go to Victoria.* If its generally nasty outside we'll go around behind the Saanich Peninsula and play there for a week.* What we absolutely won't do is get wrapped up in some schedule that gets us into conditions that nobody likes.* In the worst case if we get over to Vancouver and it all goes to pot we'll put them on a plane back to Victoria to catch their flight home a week later.

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