I am not very good at accepting praise and the words Webb has written about me embarrass me but here they are. He is very kind.
I never did ask myself Why Me? Which perhaps reflects a lack of self awareness on my part more than anything else! These days I walk Rusty as much as I can; I spend what feels a disproportionate amount of time in the gym(!) and find time to sleep before going to work for a few hours.
The thing Webb doesn’t know is how his writing about sailing exposed a young would be sailor to the emotions of being on the water alone and perhaps not doing that well. Webb suffered every kind of set back and you can read what I read as his books are online ready for your electronic reader. Most travelers wrote travelogues but Webb was his own man and his own writer and he told it like it was. That made him stick in my mind.
Thank you Webb for being the original example that cane to my aid in a difficult moment.