St. Vincent & the Grenadines
As I anxiously await feelings urging me to go to sleep. I am reflecting back to September, when I went to the Grenadines to learn how to sail. A complete crash course, since I knew nothing. Now, I sit yet again on the edge of another great challenge, still with so much to learn. Tomorrow, bright and early; our crew will set sail from Newport to Hilton Head, South Carolina. A four day passage. Just barely making it out of Newport, as the weather windows for boats to leave safely have already began to fade. This is our first passage together as a crew on Moondoggie, lots of nerves and excitement as we approach tomorrow. Mostly excitement for this adventure to continue South since the boat has made a home in Rhode Island since July.
Before I set sail, I wanted to share a short picture summary of my time learning to sail in the grenadines. I did my sailing courses with Barefoot Offshore Sailing School. It was a week long course, with only four others on the boat. It's the perfect class to get comfortable with ropes, and sails. Really the basics. We spent a week learning to sail by cruising around the grenadines and spending the night in the boat within little coves. It doesn't really get much better than that. The Grenadines are vibrant with both colors and people, and it will always hold a special place in my heart.