Cruising the Caribbean as an Australian is somewhat of a novelty because it's not a region that Aussies typically visit. Flights to the Caribbean are arduously long, and prices are eye-wateringly expensive. However, Grenada is where our new-to-us Moody 47, Roam, was located, so that was where we commenced our journey. Before our family (myself, Dave, my husband, and our three boys) set off from Adelaide and flew to the other side of the world, I had never even heard of most of the countries we have now visited. It wasn't until we arrived in Grenada and started speaking to cruisers and hearing of their plans that I became familiar with islands such as Bequia, Guadeloupe and Saba. Slowly, as we inched our way north, the once-unusual names became familiar, and each new island became home for the days, weeks or months that we graced their shores. Now, having lived on our sailboat for more than 15 months, the Caribbean lifestyle is no longer foreign.