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sailing and diving around the world
We weighed anchor at 3pm and headed for the San Blas Islands. It was a great sail until we lost our wind on the second day, and then it started to rain. We were fairly close to the islands when our wind came back, and I had the choice to head NE or due west. I chose due west because I was worried that the guest we had with us would come up for his shift and be miserable when he noticed that we were sailing away from our destination. Choosing to sail due west was a mistake because of the southerly current. We got caught in it and we weren't making any headway. So, we had to head back out to sea, the way we came, in order to get far enough away from land so we could plan a tacking strategy. We ended up sailing quite a ways north, and then we started to come back around. It took us 3 days to get to the San Blas Islands. We arrived in the Eastern Hollandes Quays on Thursday, and anchored in front of a lovely little island. We were treated to a fabulous sunset. I woke up at 6am the next morning, by accident, and we were treated to a sunrise that took our breath away. You really had to have been there to see it. We were all bathed in the golden warmth and color of the sun. The golden felt like a blanket. I guess I could say that was the first time I felt physically connected to the 'creator.'