Location: Underway to Grenada
Today we lifted anchor and began our two-day passage to the island country of Grenada, raising four sails in only fourteen minutes! I manned the helm and drove us out of the harbor; steering this vessel can be tricky, but It was an honor and a thrill to drive such a beautiful ship. We are now functioning as a true crew of sailors relying less on our staff members and more on each other to get things done. During my watch shift, one of our hand lines hooked a small tuna; I pulled it out, and we shared a seafood snack as fresh as it gets! Our snack couldn’t have been better timed because soon after, the once calm waters became turbid, and we were in for a bumpy but exhilarating ride where doing the simplest chores can become a very interesting endeavor! With our ship at a 15-degree tilt, we had to improvise while serving ourselves dinner; using the cap rails for support, Duncan and I broke into laughter, realizing how ridiculous we actually looked. We are now watching the starlit sky cracking jokes, and enjoying every moment like one big family.
Note from the crew – we have now safely arrived at our anchorage in Grenada after our 2-day passage! More blogs to come tonight!