Keep It Simple

At one time, nautical ambitions more or less kept pace with navigational skills. You dared not sail across the bay and lose sight of land without being sure you could find terra firma again. Ocean passages waited until you had mastered astro-navigation.

With GPS, you can buy a boat on Monday and start out across the Atlantic on Tuesday. The occasion when you lose your instruments may be your first time at sea without their comfort blanket around you.

It is a steep learning curve. Keep it simple. Always chose the easy option. Prioritise the tasks facing you. Do them one at a time, deliberately, slowly, and check progress before moving onto the next task.

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