Photo by Eneka Stewart Photography It’s now been a full month since we left our homes on land and started living the dream of sailing aboard a 56’ yacht. My husband, 3-year-old daughter (almost 4 now!) and my cousin, Loryn, have travelled from Gibraltar to Malta, via Algeria and then onto Sicily. Since arriving in
By far, the biggest question we get asked when we tell people we’re sailing around the world is, ‘But what about your daughter – is she coming with you?’ My husband often replies to that question with, ‘you’re welcome to keep her if you want, but considering she is our child, yes, she’s coming with
If you have the opportunity to take your child or children to a foreign country, there’s obviously a massive learning opportunity. I created this ‘Homeschooling: Learning while Travelling to Foreign Countries’ Checklist for my daughter, however I think that the rest of the family will benefit just as much! Similar to a treasure hunt, this
After deciding to sell all our possessions, buy a 56′ yacht and sail around the world, we decided to take some courses. Two of the courses we opted for included, First Aid for Boaters and Medical Care Aboard Ships. Within both courses, the first thing we learned was how to perform Cardio Pulmonary Recitation (CPR).
I’m sure everyone has a different answer to the question – ‘What courses should you take before you sail around the world,’ but this is what we have done. When my husband and I first made the decision to sell all our possessions and buy a 56′ yacht to sail around the world we were
After deciding to sell up and sail around the world my husband was insistent that we took a First Aid at Sea course. I wasn’t so eager – my position on First Aid has always been, ‘oh – someone else will be around to do that CPR stuff…’ However, after thinking about things for
The first time I ran aground was the first time I ever went sailing in England. It was about 10 years ago. My husband was fortunate to have a friend with a boat. We left from Fareham going towards Portsmouth harbour late in the afternoon. Our passage plan was to cross the Solent and make
Imagine that you have a guest or crew member on your sailboat, yacht or motorboat and an accident happens. Perhaps they get hit by the boom and are knocked out or pass-out for no logical reason? If the crew member needs medical attention will you be able to talk to a doctor about their medical history?
Why would a sailor take a diesel marine engine course? My husband booked us on a Diesel marine engine course after we decided to trade our 6 bedroom house for a floating 56′ home. Upon hearing news of the course I thought, isn’t it more important to learn how to sail better, but then I
This section of my website is dedicated to life aboard our sailboat. The issue I have, however, is that I don’t live on it yet. Hehehehe. However, let me tell you a tale of engine failure that I experience on our previous sailboat… Surviving engine failure on our 346 Moody Yacht while exiting one of