This is it. You've finally decided to set sail and become a pirate. Your dream is to become Pirate Prince, because you're never good enough to be the first and best in anything, so you might as well aim for the second best. You "borrow" a boat from the local fisherman, leaving a note to him that you'd bring it back in a decade or so. You decide that the first thing you need before going to the Grand Line are crew members and resources, so you head out to sea to drift away until you find some island, because you have no knowledge of the sea whatsoever and that's all you can do.
You see an island just up ahead.