After spending christmas here in Cartagena it is now time to set the sails and head up north to Cayman Island. This leg will be a proper sail and a bird would have to fly in a straight line over 625 miles in a north-north-west direction before he or she would land at the immigration office in Grand Cayman!
As you already know Bay Dreamer is not a bird, nor a great upwind boat so we will have a bit of a challenge ahead of us. If we are lucky we will have strong winds hitting our sails from the side or a bit from the front giving us a good push toward Jamaica before we alter our course towards Cayman. If we are UNLUCKY we will have the wind blowing to much from north that would force us to do some serious tacking before we reach our destination. This would make our trip much longer and aslo very uncomfortable and aggressive!
Me and Anna are used to sail long distances alone but it was a long while ago now and it will be a challenge- especially for Anna with her sea sickness!
We will use Isla Providencia (A small island belonging to Colombia that is in the middle of nowhere) as an alternative stop or shelter if we run into problem on the way! Apparently this is a beautiful place worth visiting regardless of the situation but the downside is that it will be a serious upwind sail to Cayman from this place!
For this sail we have actually pre-cooked a lot of food, made a big bed up in the saloon so that we can sleep comfortable while being on “call”. The grabbag is loaded and we have inspected all there is to inspect on the boat before a trip like this!
The plan is to leave cartagena tomorrow morning!
Maybe it sounds like we are expecting problem- we are not!
Stay safe and give a small prayer to the seasickness-gods for Anna
//Daniel & Anna