"Nice? It's the ONLY thing," said the Water Rat solemnly... "Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING--absolutely nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
~ Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
I was very lucky to be invited to mess about in a sailboat this past week, a sailboat in which the captain(s), crew, cooks, and bottle washers were us! In other words, a group of eight friends, some of whom actually know how to sail a sizable boat, got together to explore the Abacos Islands in the northern Bahamas.