About this time, I realized that without much trouble at all, it'd be pretty simple to compile a list of 10 items that would make nearly any sailor happy. And so, to finish the job the editors at Reader's Digest started, and in no particular order: 1. A snug, snug anchorage with a couple of hooks down in freshening weather. 2. Crossing off the last item on the work list. 3. The proverbial fair winds and following seas. 4. A stack of Jimmy Buffett CDs and a terrific stereo. 5. A light, well-balanced helm. 6. Tropical landfalls. 7. A full moon on a night watch. 8. A cockpit full of great friends and shipmates. 9. The first cold drink and hot meal ashore at the end of a long passage. 10. The deep, rejuvenating snooze thereafter.