But, the operative word is guide. There are other anchorages outside the "known world", in those blank spots on the charts that warn, "beyond here there be beasts". These opportunities are finessed from meticulous observation of the chart, intuitive reading of the lay of the land, and careful probing into uncharted waters. A little more risk for a little more reward. For me, the thrill of finding a lonely gem of an anchorage always was, and I hope still is, part of the cruising experience.