written by Delta mate, Sarah McClain
July 25, 2017

The few and the proud witnessed a beautiful sunrise after sailing through the night. Just after daybreak a morning shower rinsed the drowsiness from our faces and we took in the view of a St. Martin framed with a rainbow. Despite our exhaustion from the sail, there were smiles across the crew expressing the wonder. Is there any better way than a rainbow to start off on a new adventure?

We picked up a mooring ball and took a swim with starfish and sand dollars. What goes better with a morning swim than a fried egg breakfast? The crew gobbled up a well deserved meal and set off to explore the island. We wandered the town: through open markets, French bakeries, street side stands, and tropical shaved ice huts. To celebrate our successful passage and commemorate the beginning of a new adventure, our crew enjoyed a lovely dinner ashore. Our evening consisted of French music, European pizza, and a lovely harbor view.

As we strolled the streets back through the marina, the crew exchanged sleepy smiles of remembrance. It had been a long day and there was so much to be grateful for. The bond of friendship is no more tightly bound than with cords of grit and wonder; both of which captivate the past twenty four hours beautifully. Return to the boat that night was a welcoming sight. The crew enjoyed a much-deserved evening of deep sleep under the stars in the beautiful St. Martin.