By Captain John
During long trips spanning multiple days at sea the boat has to be manned 24 hours a day. The crew take shifts in the pilothouse on “watch.” While on watch we are monitoring all machinery, making sure the boat stays on course, and watching out for opposing traffic. One of the perks of watch is a front row seat to watch the sun rise, then fall and fade on the other end. In this day and age of smart phones, many times crew members will have their phone in hand trying to capture the moment to save for the future. In reality the videos or photos never quite convey the experience of the real thing. Being out at sea helps to reminds us to slow down and enjoy the view!