If you’re a cruiser or a cruiser-wannabe, are you a member of the Seven Seas Cruising Association? If not, you should be. The minimal annual fee is well worth the information derived from the monthly bulletins, and flying the SSCA burgee is a great way to meet new people in an anchorage. If you are a member and out there cruising, consider writing up your experiences in a letter for the bulletin. How many times have you drooled over descriptions of far-flung anchorages, or silently thanked a letter writer for describing exactly how to find that hidden Laundromat in some unfamiliar port of call (I’m thinking Beaufort, NC here). You don’t need a degree in the literary arts, and your subject doesn’t have to be about some exotic location. Write about your favorite anchorage, a must-visit shoreside restaurant, or the ins and outs of your home port. If you are cruising far afield, tell people about your experiences so that they, too, will realize that cruising is not just something to read about in a glossy magazine, but an obtainable and worthy goal. Send your letter to Barb Theisen at firstname.lastname@example.org, and thrill to seeing your name in print!