So this is the surprise, not yet having a baby since we already have Captain Ahab as our little boy! Hihi! 🤗
Few days ago when we found out about this sailing opportunity and Jonathan actually pushed me to get it so I can have more sailing experience (and yes, hindi seloso husband ko when I go alone since kilala nya ako alam naman nyang inlove na inlove ako sa kanya! hahaha😛) Jonathan drove me to Sto. Domingo airport for 4 hours from Luperon to catch my flight to Martinique, it’s not a country but a French Territory to join the crew of s/y Serenity, a Leopard 46 Catamaran with a female skipper!
I was planning not to travel until August but this kind of trip will help me understand and experience longer passages on a catamaran since we plan to buy and upgrade on a bigger boat and cross bigger oceans in the next few years! ⛵️🙏
Jonathan would love to join but we can’t leave Captain Ahab (our kitty cat) on his own for now and he also has his motorbike for exploration! 🏍🤗🐈
I arrived in Martinique with a backpack and full of enthusiasm to learn more about sailing and hoping to add 1800 nautical miles under my belt! I really thought I’d have some issues at the immigration since I only have a Schengen visa (aside from my valid UK, USA, Australia visas) and it’s not accepted here since it’s not “part” of the Schengen (I’d need a French territory visa from French Embassy!) but the Immigration official just smiled at me and told me to enjoy! 🤗🤪
Basically, as a crew, my role will be mostly the “domestic” work like cooking, cleaning and also the night shift watches on the helm! I don’t mind it nowadays after being more “domesticated” living on our sailboat since last year.. hahaha! 🤪 There are other crews on the boat (who are licensed and more experience) I want to learn more technical and mechanical stuff along the way from them!
Our route is this: MARTINIQUE —> DOMINICA (a new country for me!) —> GUADELOUPE (another French territory) —> US Virgin Islands (to pick up another crew member) —> BERMUDA ( a dream place to visit!) —> Rhode Island, USA
You might not hear that much from me since I’ll be out of internet (most of the time) but Jonathan is taking over our sailing blog and social media so just message him if you have any questions! Hahaha ⛵️😍🤪
Positive vibes everyone.. chase your dream!! ❤️⛵️🙏