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…

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…

The Lotus Dilemma

Happy New Year!  We’ve been in the Bahamas for a little over a month now and have definitely relished in the shallow snorkeling over beautiful coral heads in 10′ of water, the abundant wildlife for spearfishing (dinner hopefully), the family friendly Bahamian communities and the recent holiday arrival of several ‘kid boats’ which have brought…

The Stories We Live

While Travis and I were coming down from NY with Erik, he asked us to share some of our stories… life experiences that we would want to retell around a campfire and in someway, give insight into the people we were (okay, so I read a bit into his story request, but that’s what I…

Phase Three Begins: The Voyage Beyond

Up until this point in my life I would say I’ve had relatively few experiences which I would categorize as one of those man vs. nature conflicts.  Since beginning this journey south, I’ve begun to see that conflict- man vs. nature as being the under current to each day.  Where we choose to go or…