The reason I mention this, is that this must be more like taking off into the ocean. Or maybe, not even that interesting. The only "ocean" cruising I've done before has been up and down the California coast, or zipping between islands in the BVI, always within sight of land. On this trip, within minutes, you are out in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by water, no land in sight. Which wouldn't be bad, except that it seems completely dead out here. No interesting sightings of fish, hardly a bird. Just nothing. Which always seems to make me very sleepy. Time for a nap.