Monday February 23, 2015
I love the sunsets here in Charlotte Amalie. They truly are something special. They always feature every color from the oranges and yellows to the pinks, purples, and blues. The sky is only part of the show though. Just while the sky is getting dark, all the lights of Charlotte Amalie begin to flicker on.
The harbor is surrounded by small hills, and slowly they begin to light up as all the homes, hotels, and restaurants prepare for the night. At the other end of the harbor, the mega yachts illuminate themselves and the waters around them. It’s an extremely beautiful anchorage to be in once the sun goes down. Possibly one of the best we’ve seen yet.
I can’t say I’ve missed a single night yet sitting out on deck with a gin and tonic in my hands and the sun goes down and the lights come on. Tomorrow, though, will be a different story.
For tomorrow we begin our direct passage back to Florida. Approximately 1,000 nautical miles, traveling on the far east ends of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, eventually tucking in to the Northwest Providence Channel in the Bahamas and making landfall again in West Palm Beach. We’re hoping this will only take us 10 days, but based on some light wind passages we’ve had in the past we’re also preparing ourselves for two weeks just in case.
So we are officially leaving the Caribbean until we can return again on our new aluminum boat. Catch you on the flip side you amazing islands!