We broke a record this March in Portland, OR.  It’s nothing to be proud of, in fact, it’s down right miserable that it rained 30 of the 31 days last month.  That is why, if you’ve lived here long enough, you know to plan a trip in March to a warm, sunny and ideally, tropical destination.

Ginnie and I got our bareboat certification last summer through San Juan Sailing.  Our Skipper and instructor spends his winters in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, so when he casually said, “You guys should come down and go sailing with me this winter”, we took it to heart and made it our mission to get down there.  Our skipper, Chris Rundlett, set us up with a boat through the charter company he works for,
Barefoot Yacht Charters in St. Vincent.

The Grenadines are the southern most of the Caribbean islands, almost to Venezuela.  The trade winds are constant which make the world-class sailing spectacular.  The islands are pristine and un-developed, as far as big resorts and hotels.  The people are open, friendly and sincere.  They seem to be genuinely happy and content, and no wonder – the skies are cerulean blue, the water aqua-marine, and the boats and buildings are adorned with a kaleidoscope of colors that are perfect under the intense equatorial sun.  This sweet community of Clifton on Union Island shows how color works here.