Most of the e-mails, though, are the essence of generosity: offering suggestions, dinners, cars to borrow, extra charts, and docks to tie to in the US, England, France, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Greece, Brazil, Holland, Taiwan, the Philippines, Colombia, Panama, South Africa, Israel, and Honduras. While that's surprised and pleased us, the most moving e-mails have been from the many people who use our logs as springboards to consider their own dreams and fears. From them we've heard about report cards, births, marriages, divorces, prostate exams, sibling competition, and Cruising World baseball caps worn proudly to cover baldness brought on by chemo. A couple of men with pacemakers (Bernadette has written about hers) wrote us about their renewed courage with a fortified ticker. We've also received e-mails from couples who've gotten underway, are following our route down the western Caribbean, and wanted to let us know that cruising for them is as confusing, exciting, and weird as we suggested, and they're thrilled to be out here.