These two words have been bouncing around in my head for the whole day. We were feeling so good about everything and our trip was off to a great start until this morning. It all went South when I woke up to find my iPad was “missing” as was Markus’ wallet and Xav’s iPod. After about 45 minutes of frantic searching, we concluded that we hadn’t just misplaced them and that we had indeed been robbed. To say we felt sick is an understatement. Just the thought of people stealing anything is just sickening and I’m sure these people will eventually get what they deserve.
Xav’s iPod wasn’t such a loss because there wasn’t anything too important on it. My iPad had all of my personal things on it like emails, photos, messages, etc. and without a password to protect it, anyone is free to see them all. Not so good. Markus’s wallet on the other hand, had our credit cards, travel money cards, his license, cash and various other cards and papers. Definitely not good! We managed to cancel the cards and no money was missing from the accounts which is so lucky, but, now we’ll have to have new cards issued to us which could take some time.
The fact that someone had boarded our boat and climbed inside while we were sleeping, without anyone knowing, is very scary in itself. It just shows that even in a marina with security you still can’t be too careful!
Despite the obvious frustration and anger, it has reminded us to be more vigilant and from now on we will be locking every hatch and door when we leave the boat.
We have also been given an extra night at the marina which has been invaluable because none of us are in the mood to have to go on anchor at the moment.
We will be without internet until St. Maarten probably which will be in a few weeks, so, I’m sure we’ll have lots to share by then and hopefully it’s a bit more positive than this post!