An old saying is: The definition of cruising is fixing your boat in exotic places. Boats are not as reliable as cars and things go wrong often. I can fix most anything on our boat but when there is a problem at the top of the mast i.e. a halyard (rope) gets stuck, or the TV antenna goes on the fritz, somebody has to climb up to fix the problem.
It’s not me as I have a real fear of heights, except when I’m enclosed in an airplane cockpit. Luckily Janice is a real sport and is in charge of these tasks. That’s her up there: