On the basis of those two voyages, they set themselves up as experts. I respect what they have done and believe their advice more useful than that of another better known cruising couple. But as far as I recall we met only once and I would not consider him a ‘good friend.’
For the record, some of you whom I have never met, I do consider good friends.
I provide all this as a public service. You are obviously wasting your time reading the words of a total nut job or paying attention to any attempt I make to share the benefit of my experience on land or sea.
Fortunately you can go to Facebook or Twitter where you will not find me.