Having been back now for 5 months, we are trying to figure out what this year will be like for us. By this time we would have been back to the boat and cruising again.
We immediately began re-visiting all the fun things we did prior to sailing. One of which is enjoying our 5 acres located in the Chilhowee Mountains. We go frequently to get away and enjoy its beauty and to begin clearing a spot where we could eventually build a home. Our property is located at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so we are able to easily access the over 900 miles of its hiking trails.
When COVID first arrived back in March 2020, we heard the warnings about returning to the USA as soon as possible. However, it wasn’t that easy for us because we were in St. Martin, a long way from the United States or the other safe haven for hurricane season, Grenada. We decided to stay in St. Martin where we were safe from the weather until travel restrictions eased. We eventually made it to Grenada, however travel restrictions are marginally better providing you adhere to the testing and quarantine requirements.