Thanks for posting these photos of viewers’ boats. I enjoy viewing them so very much.
I particularly like “Carronade of Lyme”, the Westerly with the nice hard dodger, somewhat like what I thought you’d buy next, prior to your choosing your excellent Mistral.
I get a big kick of how many different ideas sailors have of how best to get out on the water and enjoy it all. You, of course, are living the object lesson of how best to do it: just get out there, somehow, make the time and just do it and enjoy all the aspects of the whole thing.