The Exumas

Ahhhhh…life is good.  Truly life has never been better.  We have not had internet for weeks but I’m plugged in today so I’m blogging like a madwoman.  We are loving The Exumas and can’t rave about it enough.  Everyone told us the water in The Exumas is the best in the Caribbean and they were…

Bimini…We Made It!

Last Sunday we woke up at 3 am and made a calm and uneventful crossing to The Bahamas.  The kids loved waking up to see the sun rise in front of our bow.It is WAY laid back here in The Bahamas, just like everyone had warned.  As we approached Bimini we tried to hail The…

Patience is a Virtue

So true indeed and one that I am continuing to work on.  As we continue with our journey, we are finding that we are waiting a lot these days…….. Waiting for the weather Currently, we are in Biscayne Bay south of Miami and just north of the Keys while we wait for a weather window…

How Low Can You Go?

The answer is…in the US you can’t go any lower.  We just got back from a quick 2 day trip to Key West.  We drove down instead of sailing because Key West is really down there so it would take us a few days to sail.  And we are tight on time, hoping to head…

Who’s At The Helm?

The answer is…we all are!  Well, except for Maria.Today was a great day at sea.  The winds were 15 knots, the seas were 2-4 feet and the sky was blue as could be.  The kids had a tinge of seasickness even with Saltines and Sprite in their bellies and motion sickness bands on their wrists.Not…

New Friends and Cool People

We are three weeks into our journey and continue to meet a number of new friends and cool people.  Our dock neighbors: Ann and Dave: This couple is in the uber cool category.  They circumnavigated the world on a 7 year journey and are saving money to venture out again.  Both are very laid back…

What a Visit with Marc’s Padres!

So how often can a woman say that she really likes her in-laws?  Well this First Mate can.  And wow what a fun time we just had with Marc’s parents, Ken and MaryEllen (Mel).  Ken and Mel are in St. Pete Beach for the winter and jaunted down here to Fort Lauderdale for a few…

Camden: Captain Dinghy

I had soooo much fun driving the dinghy yesterday.  I could only go slow because the sign said I had to go really slow.  We had to blow up the dinghy more – Daddy did that.  The dinghy and my motorboat had a race – Daddy was the driver of the dinghy and I drove…

Our First Week Under our Belt

This past week has flown by.  It’s hard to believe we’ve been on the boat for nine days now.  Even though it’s next to impossible to get things done on a boat when you have three kids, Marc and I have actually managed to get some items checked off the “to do” list.  And the…

Joellen and Cam: We Have Pets!!!

  Today Camden and I got pets.  We each got two Hermit Crabs.  I named mine Crabby and Hermie.  Cam named his Bert and Bob. We had to present are resons to are parents why we should have Hermit crabs – Here we are presenting are 7 resons — 1-They don’t poop and smell like cats 2-Easy to take…