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Do we anchor at night?

One of the recurring question we get when we’re talking about being in passage – that is sailing more than 24 hours without stopping – is exactly that: how do we stop? Surely, there must be something clever that allows us to stop the boat at night.

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Boat-schooling Part 2 – UNSCHOOLING

The school refers to everything that takes place in a more academic form – sitting, pen and papers, teacher and boards. The rest is what we call unschooling. However, it does not mean it is effortless for the parents. Quite the contrary, to include unschooling on a day to day basis requires research and dedication of time. Here is what is part of her unschooling.

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Boat-school on Pablo

I am not a teacher, but I am homeschooling Salty.

Here’s the full school program:

  • 5 minutes drill
  • 20 minutes learning/practicing to read
  • 20 minutes learning to write
  • 20 minutes learning maths

7 days a week, from roughly 7h30 to 8h30 – with my morning coffee.

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Vlog 10. Martinique

It’s all about finding balance, they say. Well, in Martinique we finally found some kind of a balance between family time, couple time, friends time and mostly, boat maintenance time. And we get to celebrate Matey’s third birthday as well!

Mini Pocketbook #10 : COVID19

“Mom, it’s been a while we didn’t go at the park to stretch our leg.”, says Matey.

“Yes, that is true.”

“And I’d like to go with Daddy at the grocery.”, replies Salty.

“I understand, but we prefer you don’t go in shopping centers.”

Kids have been in isolation (voluntary) on the boat for 25 days now. They know about the Coronavirus as it created much grief that their Pappy and Granny could not fly to cross the Pacific with us.

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Prepare for war!

The Great 11 Years War

“One day Cass, we’ll have a dry boat”, I say when going down inside Sputnik. That was 8 years ago, and I was yet again welcomed by pools of water over the floor. A mix of rain water coming from the mast, condensation from the cold weather in Quebec and millions of undiscovered leaks. I was set to have a dry boat. A boat without water in the bilge. Which isn’t a small feat, given the fact that Sputnik was 27 years old. And that it was, you know, a boat.

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