I came aboard the Argo, replacing Castor who was off to sailing school, at South Jersey Marina in Cape May, New Jersey. My excitement and anticipation to be”going to sea” for the very first time was such that I hardly noticed the marina. We brought aboard supplies. I stowed my gear, I obviously brought too much stuff, a mistake that won’t be repeated. In my defense, it can be difficult to decide what to bring when one in not familiar with what they may or may not need. I learned a little bit about tying onto the cleats on the dock, the basics of the instruments, and how to call for help if someone goes overboard. We spent the night in port.