In 2013, we crossed the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean. We traveled south in the Windward Antilles through St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, and Grenada where we ended the season.
In 2014, we sailed from Grenada to the ABC Islands including Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Then we sailed to Panama and transited the Panama Canal. Back in the Pacific, we stopped at the Galapagos Islands then headed to French Polynesia including the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and Society Islands. We finished the season on Raiatea in the Society Islands.
When a foreign vessel enters another’s country, that vessel is expected to fly a ‘courtesy flag,’ which is usually just a small version of the host country’s national flag. What to do with your courtesy flags after leaving a country? I designed and made four bed quilts around those flags. The flags in these quilts are the actual flags flown on Passage while visiting these countries.