Day 70, Year 1: ‘Twas the Day After Christmas
Date: Monday, December 26, 2005
Weather: Sunny and 83 degrees F
Location: Sailing from St. Vincent to Vieux Fort, St. Lucia

‘Twas the day after Christmas and all ’round the yacht
The water was warm and the sun was so hot.

The children lay tanning-Heather, Justin, and Jed
With memories of reef fish aswim in their heads.

A parrot was hung by the GPS with care
In hopes that a mooring in Vieux Fort would be there.

With Pa in his swim trunks and I in bare feet
We’d just settled in for a long windward beat.

When out on the deck, there arose such a clatter
I peaked out of the cockpit to see what was the matter.

Then what to our wondrous eyes did appear
But rainbows in our wake and flying fish oh so near.

As we sailed to the north and splashed through the waves
We remembered rain forests, reefs, and bat caves.

We’ve snorkeled and scuba’d, we’ve hiked and we’ve fished
This Christmas we all got more than we’d wished.

To family and friends we wish could be here
Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year!

HO! HO! HO!

051226 Day 70 Arrival in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
Day 71, Year 1: Just the Two of Us
Days 67 through 69, Year 1: Caribbean Christmas