So...to bed late and up early. That certainly doesn't change.
One difference from a very big day almost 10 years ago is that now we use our internet connection to get a final hi-def weather download onboard before we go.
But aside from that little detail, and bigger details like having a crew of four instead of three, I am very struck by the symmetry of this moment and its bookend.
The prospect of sailing to Alaska is nearly as exciting as the prospect of sailing to Australia.