Sailing with Our Kids in the Bahamas

For future Bahamian sailing families: We started sailing last fall with our four children ages 8 to 15, and within the Bahamas we’ve sailed from the Abacos all the way down to Raggeds Island and back!   What we’ve been able to experience has accumulated to quite a bit, so I’ve created a small collection of…

Overcoming Our Fears

Since we first started sharing our sailing dreams with family and friends, we received mixed reviews about our decision…. and they were justified as we shared the same excitement, but with a few reservations.  Concerns like whether we could actually get out on the water (financially), would we endanger the kids more by taking this…

What’s Really in Our Water?

When I first began blogging about our sailing adventure, I mentioned that we had partnered with adventurescience.org in connecting with scientists who had a need for field research in various parts of the globe.  By the time we got on the water, the cetaceans and seagull studies had drawn to a close, so we were…

Reunited and It Feels So Good

We have been hosting Travis’ parents the past few days and feel so blessed to be able to share the experience with them!  The best thing has been seeing Jim go snorkeling/diving with Travis, it seems like they can’t wipe the smiles off their faces!  So if you wonder what it was like for them……

The Abacos: Take Two

The biggest differences between the Abacos and the Exumas (for me) are the water changing hues from a blue base to a green base (with the presence of a excess seagrass on the seafloor), three sixty degree protected anchorages (definitely a bonus!), more people and even colder water… however, that hasn’t stopped us from having…