In less than two weeks I will be winging my way to the Virgin Islands to meet up with my next boat. The past few months with family and friends in the U.S. have been precious. Still, I am excited to get back to life on the water.
George contacted me a few weeks ago through FindaCrew, asking if I was interested in joining him in Grenada. I originally declined his offer because it didn’t fit with my round the world dreams, but was eventually overcome with temptation at the possibility of seeing Soper’s Hole, the cove on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, where my parents were married thirty one years ago.
As strangers who met over the internet, George and I have agreed to a get-to-know-you trial week. If things don't work out because of incompatible personalities, expectations or whatever, I'll fly back to the continental U.S. having made a pilgrimage to Soper's Hole, a place I consider my point of origin. If things do work out, we'll sail Carpe Diem from the Virgin Islands to the Bahamas and possibly on up the eastern seaboard to New York.
|S/V Carpe Diem, Hunter Passage 420
So here's to meeting up with George on S/V Carpe Diem, a Hunter Passage 420, on May 17th in St Thomas and one wild ride!