With all of these negative posts in the last few weeks, I can forgive you for thinking that living on a boat is stressful and full of problems. The truth is that it is a fantastic lifestyle! We have met more interesting people in the last month or so than we have for a long time. It’s incredible seeing the different islands and how the people and culture differ despite being only a few tens of kilometres away from each other.
We have also met a lot of Aussies which is nice. Just in Oyster Pond we have met two Australian couples who have become great friends of ours and we’re sure we will keep in contact with them. It is great being able to share knowledge, tools and anything else really. We shared a hire car with our friends Bill and Karren for a few days which is perfect because we are almost always going to the same shops anyway! Just yesterday we met a lovely family of four from America who have been holidaying here and we had dinner and drinks together which was good fun, especially considering it was they’re last night here. It does seem, however, that we always meet people just as we or they are leaving which is a shame!
The other day, we had another Australian family visit us here in Oyster Pond to have a swim in the pool and let the kids play for a while. We met these guys in Antigua a few weeks back and we bumped into them again at Simpson’s Lagoon and they’re making their way back to Australia like us. They’re heading to the British Virgin Islands (BVI’s) in the next week, just as we are, so we might bump into them up there which would be great!
Hopefully, all problems and negativity will disappear once we get everything sorted and start really cruising. We haven’t written about a few things happening because we’ve just been swamped with things to do but we’ll be sure to do a big “catch up” post soon enough!