January 8. 2018
My Dear Friend,
HaShem sent a rainbow yesterday as we departed Mayreau on our return to Bequia.
The sail was smooth and colorful. Many lovely yachts about. Best of all, HaShem sent a rainbow to inspire our final voyage.
Today our course is North.
From Bequia in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, to Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, the course is North.
10:00 On the morning of our planned departure from Bequia, the wind comes from the North. The route will be upwind, or directly against the wind, and not the most pleasant situation for a 45’ sailboat.
“We’ll wait until the afternoon,” Captain Bill decides, “because if the wind shifts from the North to the Northeast, the sailing will be a little more favorable. Regardless, it will be a lively sail.”