Sailing the high seas

The Independence sailed from Cartagena on the 19th – we started with a full day crossing the open sea, before travelling between the San Blas islands. The islands are almost too beautiful, with white sand and clear blue water, complete with coconuts and palm trees.

Our captain was fairly crazy, but the other travellers were a really nice group of people, who I‘ve still been hanging around with now we are in Panama.

We ate fresh lobster and drank rum, jumped off masts and went snorkelling. Stepping onto some of the smaller islands felt really deserted; it‘s something I’ve been fascinated with for so long, actually being there was quite surreal.

I‘m really glad I got a taste of life at sea – although it has made me reconsider my future calling as a sailor. 

Meanwhile, I am busy falling in love with Panama City. More soon!