At four months old(he’s six months now) rudder had been to 13 states (most of them driven through) and a US territory. And this is not counting layovers in airports.
We sailed over to puerto rico on saturday where he got to show his passport for the first time. We went from the US to the US, but since we arrived by sea, all crew have to check in. and he is crew. 🙂 so add a commonwealth to his list!
It was also his first sail (and mine on our new boat), and it was quite a roly one. He did well, but did not like being left alone when I had to be on deck to help his dad. He took lots of long naps. I think he will be like me and won’t be able to keep his eyes open on boats!
We spent two nights in culebrita. One of the days was a nice wet one. The anchorages are really beautiful over there and there are turtles everywhere, though it has become a popular spot, especially on sundays. We sailed to the same anchorage two years ago and it was quiet. It was just us and our friends on their boat. Now there are mooring balls for boats to hook up to meaning lots of locals and BEES! The bees were so bad we had to put a towel over our companionway.