After a quick breakfast onboard, we headed for Jost Van Dyke where we anchored in White Bay. It was a beautiful day of sailing and I loved having the chance to practice my skills and help to teach my girlfriend the ropes, so to speak. Although after four days at sea, she was already getting pretty darn good.

After anchoring, we took the dinghy ashore and hung out at the famed Soggy Dollar Bar. We had a really good time watching all of the other boaters sail or motor in and simply just hanging out enjoying each other’s company in the Caribbean sun. At that moment, I had to wonder if life ever gets better than that.

It’s the main reason why I loved boating as a kid and still love it today. It brings people together, while keeping your stress at bay and teaching you a thing or two about the water and living in harmony with it.

Eventually we had to go and so we set sail for Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, which got its name from the sugar cane that continues to be grown there and used for rum production. We moored for the night and took the dinghies ashore to enjoy a really nice dinner at Myett’s, where I had really stellar BBQ ribs. Who would have thought?

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” (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.