The road I took was on water – I have sailed all 7 seas … sailed under the Northern Star and the Southern Cross, visit 6 continents (never Africa by sea), been seasick twice …. and I have passed the dateline, twice. Plus I have great sea legs. In 35 year did I have a seaman’s book. 50% of my life I been to sea. I think I have sea salt in my blood.
Also, I always lived where the ocean docks, as an adult.
“A great ship asks deep waters.”