Ryan (right) at Frederiksborg Castle,
|Nephew Ryan, and his sister niece Camellia,
helped us get Sister started southward. He crewed with us from
Ellos, Sweden to Brighton England. From the skipper's perspective
Ryan had mixed feelings about sailing. He wasn't particularly
seaworthy, but then neither is the skipper. He continuously lobbied
to sail and not motor ... admirable except that he usually was
in a hurry to get where we were going. Sailing and minimal passage
times are sort of mutually exclusive.
Ryan liked the tourist aspects of the experience
although he was a little non-plussed when he encountered the nude
bathers (female) on the beach at Anholt.
He was forever curious about how things
worked, and he almost always had a better idea for how to do ...
essentially everything. Surprisingly though, Ryan can pull that
sort of thing off while only occasionally tempting one to throw
On the surface Ryan is at a critical stage
in his life. This is when he should really decide to leave home
at go it on his on because he knows everything there is to know
and sticking around home can only diminish his wherewithal.
Underneath it all, however, Ryan is a sweet,
thoughtful young man who is a joy to be around and who is welcome
on any vessel in any sea that I may ever have the good fortune