Exploring new places and cultures are ubiquitous dreams of perspective cruisers. What discourages most, perhaps more woman than men, is the exploration of what it takes to make those dreams come true. Let these selfies of my exploration of Sass Sea’s transom under the cockpit speak volumes. To reach it, I had to crawl into the starboard lazarette, lie on my

back with a flashlight in hand and scooch around the corner.


Notice the rotting wooden backing plate.

It was installed 40 years ago when the original through hulls were installed. Of all the exploring, this is the imperative one. 

Ladies, take charge of your destiny. Get a little dirty, get help from others.