We can’t believe that a full year has past since we left San Francisco to start cruising on our sailboat! We’ve experienced so much and all of it so wonderful: The emotions of leaving, the adjustments of boatschool, the adjustments of a life less “connected” but more connected as a family, the growth of world knowledge, the change in marriage dynamic, parenting dynamic, and educator dynamic, adapting to Mexico’s culture and food, meeting new and wonderful sailors/cruisers, and so much more I’m probably leaving out. All of these had their ups and downs, but all transformed into good experiences and contributed to our lives in such a positive way.
My friend Lara interviewed us for a radio and podcast she does out of Byron Bay, Australia. I feel like it summarizes some questions a lot of people wonder about when pondering what the life of a family of 5 sailing on a 40 foot boat is like. I posted the link on our blog and Facebook when it aired live and only on Facebook again when a link was available to the podcast version.
Here is the link to the podcast version below. It will take you to the 30 minute interview. Our 13 year old daughter, Nina, is interviewed as well and adds a lot flavor to the interview.
Anchored off of Halfmoon Bay, California (August 21, 2015)
Becalmed off the coast of California (Oct 2015) with Christian’s father, Gene Lauducci, aboard.
Ellamae posing with her polarized #teenytinyoptics glasses
Nina and Taj posing with their polarized #teenytinyoptics glasses
On top of a mountain in Turtle Bay, Baja Mexico (Left to Right: our crew Emma Casey, Taj sleeping on my back, Josie, Christian, Nina, and Ellamae) November 2015
Taj swimming in Chamela, Mexico (January 2016)
Barra de Navidad, Mexico (February, 2016)
Baja, Sea of Cortez, Isla San Francisco (May, 2016)
S/V Shawnigan with a beautiful backdrop of the Sierra Gigante Mountain Range, Baja, Sea of Cortez, Isla San Francisco (May, 2016)
My beautiful kids back in the United States (July 2016) Ellamae (8), Nina (13) Taj (3)
What a cool life experience! An education others can only dream about. What a wholesome way to teach your children they can do anything they set their mind to do. Not slaves to the internet and crowded cities. Thanks for sharing, Steve on Guam
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Thank you Steve! We really appreciate the heartfelt comment. Maybe we’ll see you out there?!