December 30, 2017
Fill the fuel tanks, cast off the lines, and motor out of the harbor at Rodney Bay and into the Caribbean Sea.
Captain Bill and I are sailing south. My first trip on a sailboat.
The prevailing northeast winds are behind us. Main sail raised. Head sail raised. Destination plotted. Auto pilot engaged. Motor disengaged. We “fly” south along the west coast of St. Lucia, past the mountains and the Pitons on the southern tip of the island.