My ancestors were sailors. I'll be the first woman in my family to work in a marine related job but my grandfather was working in the French Merchant Navy, my great grandfather was fighting WWII in submarines, my great-great grandfather was a captain. My great-great-great grandfather was crossing the mythic Cape Horn during each of his travels. Sea salt runs through my veins and I grew up singing sea shanties and going to bed with stories about gigantic waves and pirate ships... It's no big surprise that I wanted a taste of the adventure too.