Friday, December 3, 2021

Christmas in the Caribbean

Frances Diebler 

Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas are celebrated all around the world and it makes no difference if you celebrate at home or at sea. We have experienced both and, each time, we had friends and family who celebrated with us wherever we were at sea or at home. Each celebration was joyous, warm, with both family and friends and all of the trimmings. We tried to spend one holiday back home such as Thanksgiving and our children would fly down to the boat at Christmas time. I know that this does not always work for everyone, but somehow it did for us.

We left Westport, Connecticut, October first and worked our way slowly down the Eastern seaboard to be in Marathon, FL before Christmas so we could fly back home for the holidays. We returned after New Year’s Day and continued on our voyage to the islands. Our second Christmas was enjoyed on our boat anchored amidst the beauty of the Virgin Islands. No matter where you are or go, you can bring Christmas with you.

I wish you all a very Marry Christmas and Happy New Year. Good health, good friends, good weather, family, love and peace wherever you are.

Frances is a Commodore of the Seven Seas Cruising Association and a member of Sailing Association of Marco Island and AP United States Power Squadron. 

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