In this series of images, entitled ON THE SEA, I want to convey some of the feelings that I experienced while sailing for 1 month in the Caribbean on a 1932 Sardine boat reconverted into a unique Schooner that was both used as a Radio Station HQ and floating residence. After spending 16 years locked up in St. Maarten's lagoon, we brought it into condition and experienced the beauty of sailing and simple life.
Always in a delicate balance between humble attitudes and arrogant natural beauty, these images also reflect my travel experiences and life philosophy.
Sailing requires skills, commitment and courage but rewards you with priceless emotions
Waiting for the right winds, Caribbean skies are rich in shapes and colors
Steering a 1932 schooner at sunrise along Saint Kitts’ south coast
Onshore bonfires lighten sailors’ nights, stories and experiences
Life on the sea produces a feeling of constrained freedom. Nieves’s shore is waiting for you.
Locals receive you with a mix of surprise and curiosity but always with their best smile
Wait. Focus. Run. Meditate. Pull. Breathe. Enjoy, you are sailing.
© Ray Vuilsen 2013