We were sailing in the Caribbean Sea somewhere near Belize when the wind picked up from the direction of our destination. We reefed the main and shortened the headsail to accommodate the higher wind, and we bashed forward on a close reach to get to a sheltered tropical island paradise which would be our anchorage for the night.

The boat is a beautifully maintained Bristol 45.5 centre cockpit sloop.

Location: Caribbean Sea off the coast of Belize, Central America