...is to have your own boat and be able to sail wherever your heart leads you.
Our gearbox problem is solved so we sailed to St Barts last night. We had the smoothes sail here from St Maarten ever, 20 knots of wind from the NE, giving us an opportunity to sail straight to Gustavia from the lagoon of Simpson Bay, which has never been possible before due to normally consistent E winds. Took us two hours and fifty minutes and suddenly we were back in another world. How we love this place on earth. Somehow it feels like coming home, every time we approach the coastline of this petite French island that we've come to love so much during our year and a half in the Caribbean..