Every Friday we share an RM’ owner’s story
Today, let’s head toward the Caribbean on board Thais, an RM1260, which slipped lines last August. They write to us, live from St Vincent and the Grenadines.
From Guadeloupe to Grenadines. For 6 months now, Thaïs has been sailing, across the Atlantic Ocean.
We’re now at the beginning of March, 2021, moored in front of Union Island, the southernmost one of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
We’ve actually never been so far from our departing point! From now on, every single mile we will sail will be on our way back.
Last August, we decided to slip the lines, despite all the alarmist announcements, despite all the wisdom tips, despite all the Covid-related mobility restrictions warnings.
We left Europe when it was still possible, without knowing whether we would have to turn back at some point.
The conclusion, 6 months later, is that we’ve never been prevented from moving around, thanks to a few tests and quarantine days. Some destinations are accessible, some others not. We’ve been following the breeze, and the Covid propagation. Custom clearances are just a little bit more strict.
There are a few drawbacks, of course, but the biggest benefit is that most of the usually over-crowded moorings are just empty, and some bays look like Mother Nature has recovered its rights. We believe it’s just an extraordinary way to travel nowadays.
The happy few sailors are warmly welcomed, everywhere. It’s just sad to see all these beach bars empty, as most of the local businesses rely on tourism.
« Follies are the only thing we never regret » said Oscar WILDE.
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