Holly Martin, 29, is sailing around the world in her 27-foot-long Grinde sailboat, which she christened the SV Gecko. She left Maine in the fall of 2019, from Round Pond Harbor on the Pemaquid Peninsula. Holly sent this “postcard” by satellite from the South Pacific, to the readers of Maine Women Magazine.
I had such a fun time cruising around Tahiti with my folks. It had been so long since I had seen them! We spent a lot of time just relaxing in the sun and catching up. Being able to cruise with them for a whole month was just what I needed. To spend Thanksgiving with them was wonderful! We didn’t eat a traditional meal but instead had a feast of fish that we had caught ourselves. I was sad to see my parents go, but it was time for them to sail off to deliver the Hans Christian sailboat back to its owners. The month with them went by so fast, but I am so grateful for the time we had together!