Today was a blast. The crew and I set sail early, headed for Soper's Hole. We couldn't have asked for better wind and we raced the other boats in our group to our destination. And don't listen to anything anyone else tells you "“ we won. Captain Alden is the best of the bunch. Hands down.

Soper's Hole was so much fun. We moored and then dinghied ashore, we wandered through the little shops up and down the dock. We bought hats and t-shirts for the poor souls we left at home. It was a really relaxing morning and fun to be on dry land for a bit. It wasn't too long though before I was ready to get back on board and raise the sails. Our next stop "“

Before arriving, we stopped at the Caves to do some snorkeling and have a little lunch onboard Pinguino. Then we set off for Norman Island and moored in the bay. Finally we made our way ashore for out last dinner at sea. Afterwards the plan was to go to Will T's which is a "pirate ship" anchored in the bay, that is now an infamous bar where visitors once jumped off the rigging and into the sea naked in return for a t-shirt. Alas that tradition is no more. So much for that moon-lit skinny dip I was so excited for.

Jenny-Block-Publicity-Shot-250Jenny Block is the author of "Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage" (Seal Hardcover, June 2008 and Seal Paperback, March 2009), which has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She writes a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News publication Quick called "Sex Talk with Jenny Block" ( Jenny holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years. She writes for a wide variety of publications and websites, including,, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice,,, Spirit,, and