|After 27 days at sea we made our
Caribbean landfall in St Lucia on New Year's Eve 2005. We spent the first
six months of 2006 cruising the Lesser Antilles - the Leeward Islands from
Dominica up to St Kitts and the Windward Islands from Martinique to Grenada.
We learnt a lot along the way, enjoyed visits from both our families, met
some great people, drank rather a lot of rum and had fun. By June we had
lived aboard for over a year and had sailed some 5,000 nautical miles. It
was time for a change. Free Spirit was laid ashore in Grenada and we went
home the fast way.