I'm back from a week of sailing lessons on Papillon. Coincidentally, this was my first time sailing, ever. Unsurprisingly, I learned a few things:
1. You can never use too much sunscreen. Ow.
2. Mouth-pipetting diesel will make you throw up. (lesson learned by observation only.)
3. Dropping an air conditioner on your leg leaves a large, decorative bruise.
4. Heeling over freaks me out. I swear we tipped over about 60°. (Erik says, maybe 15°. But things fell over, didn't they! Didn't they!)
5. Mosquitoes are the enemy. They are worse than the heat, worse than the waves, worse than snoring cabin-mates. Sleep is impossible.
6. A sunburn on your lower lip has the same effect as Botox.
7. Sailing mnemonics were written by boys, for boys, if you know what I mean.
8. Erik can fix anything.
9. I thought consultants used a lot of jargon, but sailors have them beat, hands down. Or, by a nautical mile? (groan)