Cruising among the Windward Islands is made utterly delightful as a way to spend a holiday, granted you are the owner of a jib headed ketch, 46'8"" overall! And have enough sense of adventure and imagination to appreciate such a voyage, as substitute for the relatively placid projected Nassau holiday. There's lots of talk that is Greek to the landlubber, but the author has a contagious enthusiasm for his subject that even I felt. But for anyone, the successive glimpses of the Windward Islands, is magic. Trinidad, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Martinique, Dominica, Les Saintes, Guadeloupe, Antigua, Nevis, St. Kitts, Statia, Saba, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and the Bahamas, homeward bound -- sheer enchantment of the tropical seas, beautiful islands, bits of many peoples, many worlds, snatches of history, anecdote, biography, geography, -- and for the yachting fraternity, full measure, running over, of their own special language.