The Journey Begins…

Before I embark on my memories of living ashore and afloat in the West Indies……….let me introduce myself.

My life changing moment happened in 1969 when I answered an advertisement in The Times asking for a ‘cook/hostess to join the crew on a 96ft yawl sailing to the West Indies’!!

Well I was hooked………..and despite never having sailed and only having cooked for small dinner parties, I plucked up courage and replied.

Amazingly I got the job……….and that briefly is how I can now look back and reminisce about the events that happened and the wonderful characters I met along the way.

My name is Pam and the yacht I sailed across the Atlantic on was the lovely Gitana IV.