There’s no doubt that there’s a lot to recommend the Caribbean as a sailing destination—sun, predictable weather, lovely anchorages and rum being just a few of the more obvious ones.
But of course, that all comes at a price if you like peace and solitude. Having spent much of our sailing life in remote places, it has been something of a culture shock for Louise and I to spend a whole season in a place where there’s just so much busyness. From the radio nets in the mornings, to the keep fit classes and the organized activities, it’s all go. Not that I am knocking it—it’s just that it’s all rather alien to us, and we’ve simply never known anything like it.