As someone who is very uncomfortable in large crowds, I knew a cruise on a large liner was not ever going to be my cup of tea. On the other hand, sailing with a total of 23 passengers and 10 crew sounded like just the ticket! Add to this the off-the-beaten-path adventure of smaller, or less-visited, islands and ports and I was intrigued to say the least.
Sailing Vessel Vela from Island Windjammers delivered all of this and more!
My friend and I arrived at the Timothy Beach Resort in time to have a drink and admire the Vela lying at anchor a short distance offshore. No massive embarkation crowds here.
The cabins are small and cozy. It actually took me a part of a day to realize this, as you spend little time in your cabin. Time aboard is generally spent socializing on the main deck or in the salon.