My face looks grim but really I’m trying to read the telltales on the sails while being buffeted by the winds. This picture was taken as we sailed from Ireland to Scotland aboard Juggler, a Beneteau Oceanis 393.
I didn’t know how cold I would get. I didn’t know how tired I could be. And I didn’t know that it didn’t take long to develop sea-legs and feel the shaping motion on land!
I took the helm when it was offered but with 3 other able sailors aboard, there was plenty of time for doing other things. When I figured out that I didn’t get sea-sick below, I helped with the cooking.