A new year a new effort at keeping up with this blog. A few days ago we paid another years subscription so I am hoping this is the motivation we need to be a little more regular at writing.
Also a few days ago we celebrated 6 years of ownership of Nomadica. It really is crazy how fast that time has flown by. I remember that day so well. We were so so excited and I think quite nervous to. Now 6 years on we have been living aboard her for a year and a half already and we are comfortable in our home afloat. We haven’t travelled that far in that time but we have achieved a lot.
The first part of 2018 was spent in Martinique, waiting on the arrival of our little crew member and then after his arrival in March we waited a few months to get use to life on board as a family of 3 before we started moving. Of cause in June hurricane season was once again upon us and after the previous years activity we delayed our plans of heading West. Instead we did a few runs up and down the Island chain, dodging a few tropical storms and spending the majority of the time in the southern Islands. In September the height of the hurricane season we went as far south as Grenada. Morgan had a project that he wanted to do there and it seemed like the perfect time to go.
The last few months of 2018 we saw ourselves in Grenada and Carriacou, Union Island, Mayreau, the Tobago Cayes and Bequia which is part of St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, The Saints in Guadaloupe and lastly St Martin. We spent Christmas, which was a special one being Gaël’s first Christmas and the New Year in St Martin and enjoyed bringing in the new year with old cruising friends we had met from years before.
Really you could spend a few years sailing around the Eastern Caribbean Islands but thats not something we have any desire at all to do. To be honest we have found the Caribbean to be over crowded and expensive so it felt good to be finally on the move.
Last week we made our first west bound trip to the BVI’s it was nice to finally have the wind at our backs.
Cheryl, Morgan and Gaël.