I looked at Turkey a short mile or two across the Straight of Samos from our yacht anchored in the bay of Pathagoris on the Greek Island of Samos. Green, lush, mountainous and mysterious, she called to me.

We wake up early to find all these colorful local fishing boats in our bay. They have nets out and are gathering the small fish that they will use to catch the big fish that they will sell at the fish market in Kingstown and to the occasional charter boat. They are there for minutes and then they are off and we have the bay to ourselves again.

Our guests arrive. Rejoining us are some sailors who sailed in Greece this past September. I told them tales of the famed Christmas winds in the Grenadines and of the Mustique Blues Fest, we are looking forward to a fun week of great wind, music and sailing!