Another great adventure, and I don’t mean the flights.
Yesterday was one of those long travel days. Departing mid afternoon from St. Thomas, Rebecca and I began the four-leg journey to Grenada via Liat. Some people make fun of this small Caribbean airline by saying that their name is an acronym for Leave Island Any Time, or Luggage In Any Terminal, but we made out perfectly. Each of the four flights that we had to take left on time, and the plane we were on for the last three flights had more legroom than most of the jets we’ve been on!
Continuing our theme of being taken care of by good friends, we found our buddies Chris and Chrystal, owners of LTD Sailing School, waiting outside the arrivals gate in Grenada with a cold beverage for each of us. It doesn’t get much better than that! We continue to be reminded of how fortunate we truly are.
Back to boat stuff, some of our longterm readers may remember that our “dream” boat when we were first starting out was an Antares 44. Before we purchased ZTC, we would buy one lottery ticket each week and we called them Antares tickets. Well, we never did hit the big one and with that boat way out of our reach financially, we opted for the much smaller PDQ. The rest is history but it does look as if we’ll finally have the chance to sail on one anyway!
You’ll get to hear a lot more about this boat!
Our friends Jason and Gale, owners of the Antares 44 Two Fish, have kindly asked us to crew with them from Panama to the Galapagos Islands early next year. In fact, I’m pretty sure that Jason has already listed us as crew for the Panama Canal transit. This is a fantastic opportunity for us as, in order to reach Chile from the west, we’ll basically be duplicating this passage on our own boat sometime after that. As you might imagine, we are very excited!