20 June 2012 | Curacao Spaanse waters
People are facinating beings. Sometimes we allow fear to stop our dreams. Fellow yachties and others who have not sailed but know it all reckon the seas are very bad on the next passage. One guy told about 10 meter waves, another reckon we are a bit late for Panama and should stay south after Panama. Eddie got such a fright that he decided to leave us and not continue to the Panama. Johan and I will sail the next passage by ourselves. We acquired all the information we could get on this passage and will ensure that we stay well outside the nasty patch with high waves. It is also relatively safe because it is south of the hurrricane belt. We also looked at the weather forecast to ensure we will leave when their is a safe window. It is interesting that all the internationals we met in SA told us that the wild coast is the worst in the world. If Laura Dekker could sail safely on her own on this route, as well as hundreds of others, why woulld we be different? God kept us safe and He will again be our Skipper when we leave tomorrow.