My excitement and anticipation was such that I couldn’t sleep, I am not tired however, I’m far too excited to be tired. It is 71 degrees, we are stowed and about ready to go. We replaced a bent anchor and will check the inflation of the dingy before getting underway. Captain Polydeuces took me out to international waters so I could see nothing but ocean and sky. It was so amazing. He let me go to the bow of the boat, it was just as amazing and thrilling as I had always imagined it would be. The good Captain gave me the till, I was gripping it with a “death grip”, and struggling so hard to hold the azimuth. He told me to stop fighting it and to find the balance. I loosened my grip, I took a deep breath, closed my eyes and exhaled slowly, and I found it, I could feel the balance. He had a very hard time getting the till back from me after that. We pulled into Ocean City, MD after dark. And yes, I am sunburned, lol.