My journey began by traveling from Annapolis, MD to Fort Lauderdale, FL to meet my crew members and jump on a quick flight to Belize City! We arrived at the Belize City airport and were greeted in the baggage claim area by a smiling, nicely dressed driver with a “Belize Sailing Vacations” sign. He assisted us with our luggage and whisked us away to the charter base at Cucumber Marina, only a short 15-minute ride. At the base we boarded our boat named Tranquilo, a wonderful Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 sailing catamaran. Aboard, we were each shown to our cabins to settle in and freshen up after the long day of travel. Oh, how good the air conditioning felt!