Ask folks along the way about crime in the areas you're planning to visit in the next couple of days. There have been some incidents in many of those areas over the years. I found, some years ago, that if I just kept my ears open and bypassed those areas with recent incidents, we stayed away from trouble. At least in the Eastern Caribbean
, the crime is usually limited to one or a few local bad guys, and they're either active or in jail at the moment.
That sounds like a great trip. The part of the route
I'm familiar with, Grenada
to the USVI, is pretty straightforward. My favorite spot on that route
, for what it's worth, is St. John in the USVI.
, to me, are the inevitable pains in the neck in such a trip. Over the years I've gotten to where I try to stockpile a few extra days of non-perishable meals
and drinks so I can put off that dreaded trek to the supermarket if I don't feel like doing it. My wife and I keep meaning to buy one of those little foldable carts for wheeling groceries back to the dinghy
As for putting off the laundry
... well, if you've got women
on board... When I was a teenager, my brother and I took a three months' cruise
to the Bahamas
. I don't think we ever visited a laundromat. The smell must have been atrocious.
Oh, and did I mention-- if women
are on board, do what THEY say.