It was 1,000 days ago that my wife, Catherine, and I began our world circumnavigation on Dream Time, our 1981 Cabo Rico 41-footer. It sounds rather exciting, but in reality, our departure from land life in 2007 was rather anticlimactic. You see, we didn’t launch into the voyage from New York with an adventurous offshore passage, sailing boldly over the horizon, bound for distant and exotic shores. Instead, we fashioned a gentler introduction to our adventure: We sailed to Oyster Bay, off New York’s Long Island. The sail lasted only two hours, and while Oyster Bay is really just around the corner from us, it’s one of our favorite anchorages on Long Island Sound, and we stayed there for a week and a half.