Sailing around the world?
In a few short minutes we will be raising sail to depart St. Lucia, if not for good then potentially for a significant amount of time. Our plan, if that is what you can call our loose discussions about ports we would like to visit, has us heading west this season as opposed to back up through the Windward and Leeward islands. This brings up a question that I have been pondering: at what point can someone actually say that they are “sailing around the world?” The question exists because I have personally met several people who profess to be traveling on such a route, and read about countless others on the internet, and in spite of their assertions, many of these people never actually go much of anywhere! There are others though that are obviously on a definite quest to circumnavigate, and they aim to do so at a rapid pace. I wonder where we fit in. Something to think about as we sail to St. Vincent today.
Our “last” sunset of St. Lucia.