Have you ever been caught in a storm?
I mean a really bad storm.
Out in the open with no cover to hide in.
Most of us have been at least on land.
But on land there is almost always a place to hide.
On the water, out at sea
your on your own.
No place to hide, no place to run, just your self.
So much can happen and then what to do?
Motor stop, water in boat, etc, I’ve seen it all.
When your out working many miles from shore.
So many things could go wrong and what to do?
If your smart you do not just depend on one’s self.
That’s not good enough, it will get you in trouble.
You must have a plan and a good plan at that.
You must know of a “Safe Harbor”!
You must know how to get there.
Then you must know how to get in side.
How do you know where to go and how to get in.
On the sea we have maps called charts.
They give us so much information on safe places.
But we have to follow it in every detail for safety.
Most of the safe places have small openings.
They are strait with rocks on both sides.