Early this morning I took our very helpful crewmember, Wilson Walch, to the airport. He needed to get home to help his family with travel for Thanksgiving this week. We really enjoyed having Wilson on board. I drove Wilson to the airport in our inflatable dinghy in the pre-dawn night. We felt like we were on a Navy Seal incursion. We are now on our own and get to enjoy our new life a bit with just the two of us. It won’t be long before some family members join us down here in paradise.
Today we hope to take care of some basic necessities: replenishing needed provisions, laundry, fuel, etc. These menial tasks are definitely offset by the wonderful Caribbean climate, beautiful island, and the French-Caribbean-Dutch culture down here in St. Martin.
Soon we’ll to a more secluded anchorage just to enjoy a bit of the “real” cruising life. Do some snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, etc. Later in the week we’ll do some shopping and visit some tourist sights. Then look for a place to have a Thanksgiving dinner.
We’ve started discussing our next stops on our itinerary. We definitely plan to stop at St. Barts and Guadaloupe. We may stop at Montseratt, Martinique, and St. Lucia. Later we will definitely go to the Grenadines – particularly the Tobago Cays – and Grenada.