Thursday, July 11, 2013

Licensed to Sail

Baxter and I needed to find a good use of our time away from Terrapin and we found several inspirations pointing us in the direction of our US Coast Guard Captain's License.  We have the required time offshore under way (360 days) so it was a matter of ensuring we understood all the regulations and rules governing Inland and International waters.  The tests include 4 separate tests (individually graded) including deck general, navigation general, chart plotting and rules of the road (must have a 90% to pass.)

We gave it our best and succeeded!!  The icing on the cake is we passed the test on our 7 year wedding anniversary. Celebrations all-around!!

If someone had told us this is how we would be spending our anniversary in 2013 - it would have been so surreal to imagine how it would all come together. I don't want to even guess what's next - the best part of adventure is the element of the unknown.

This message brought to you by the Captains Gillespie and First Mate Kala G.

I am a flash card queen!!  Just in case you're interested, that first flash card is the light signal for a RAM (restricted in ability to maneuver boat).  Yeah, there was a point where I was seeing those lights in my dreams.

My favorite part - plotting.

CELEBRATION!!  Pineapple Willy's in PCB!  


2 comments:

  1. Congratulations to both of you on the achievement of your Captain's License! Way to turn lemons into lemonade!

    Best wishes to you both!

    Cindy, Frank, and Sugar

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  2. Hi Cindy! Thanks. We're excited! Hope all is well with you guys!

    Molly, Baxter & Kala

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