we arrived in St Lucia on May 6th, to finally return to Melody and meet the wonderful Klein family in person, that had been taking care of her for the previous 4 months.
Wolfgang, Nina and their two children had been cruising with Melody from Trinidad up to St Lucia. we had only ever communicated via email so it was wonderful to finally meet our new friends in person.
we were so blown away by the brilliant care they had taken of Melody, we felt (and still feel) truly blessed by them and their contribution to our boat. Nina and Wolgang are the kind of people who you immediately feel comfortable around so it’s difficult not to become fast friends with them.
rufus and I were in a bit of a state of (good) shock when we arrived back on Melody. It all felt very surreal but we were so happy to be back. I immediately started unpacking our bags and “making home” while the boys busied themselves with the boat mechanics.
after we said goodbye to the Klein’s the following morning, we stayed about 1 week while we familiarized ourselves with Melody and the new upgrades that had taken place since we left in 2012. after a short sail to Castries, the neighboring bay, for shopping we made our way to the Sourfiere.
its so good to be back on our boat. It’s been a long time since we have had our very own home so this is extra special for us. the future is bright!
P.S. the NYC and SA posts will have to wait till we get to Trinidad and put the boat on the hard. the islands were traveling now are more interesting at the moment 😉