Woke up off Norman Island this morning a little sad knowing it was our last day of sailing. The crew and I made a short stop at The Indians, Pelican Island so we could do a final round of swimming and snorkeling. The current was too strong for me. But my girlfriend stayed in the water until the very last minute possible. I know for sure she was a fish in a former life.
Then it was off to Peter Island where we docked at the Peter Island Resort and set out for some real power boating with King Charters of Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola. I got to drive and I loved it. It was so fast and SO bumpy. The waves were serious that day and people were getting thrown up out of their seats. Some of the gang did a little swimming and snorkeling. My girl jumped in of course. But I enjoyed the time relaxing in the sun.
Then it was time to sail back to the Sunsail base on Wickham’s Cay II. It was a beautiful evening and would have been perfect except I lost my brand-new hat from Soper’s Hole to the sea. I know better than to wear a floppy hat in the wind, sitting in the cockpit. I hope it fits whoever finds it.
Everyone enjoyed dinner at the Mariner’s Inn and then finally went to bed for the last time on the Pinguino. It was an amazing week and I was sad to see it end.
Jenny 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” (quickdfw.com). 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 huffingtonpost.com, yourtango.com, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice, edgedallas.com, literarymama.com, Spirit, chow.com, and ellegirl.com.