I was in Red Hook last week taking my Captains license test. As soon as the paperwork clears I will be USCG licensed Master. Might charter next year but as of now everything up in the air.
While anchored in Red Hook very early in the morning I kept hearing a snorting sound. Laying in the rack trying to figure what sort of sea animal makes the snorting sound. When I went on deck it was a horse and rider swimming around the anchorage. There is not a lot of paddock(pasture) in this area so to get the animals exercised so they take them swimming!
I am a sailor. Cashed it all in in 2003 and sailed around the NW USA then went to Mexico for two years then sailed to Australia on a Baltic 42. Sold the boat in OZ and bought a Privilege 42 in Venezuela. Not fully retired so have been doing the nuclear steam generator change out gig to recharge my financial batteries. Work 13-15 hours a day for two to three months. Make great money quickly so I can get back to the boat.