It’s a shorty, but we couldn’t resist sharing the footage of a day in the Grenadines. It brings us smiles every times we watch it!
The high highs and low lows of the cruising life! Curious about that time we took the kids to J’ouvert? Well, here it is.
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.
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.
“Do we need that?”
We had just sold the house and there was no turning back: we would really buy a boat and go out there. We would actually do it! The “Do we need that” question started popping in every conversation.
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!
“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.
“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.
Today minus 10 days : “We will cross the Pacific soon!!! So excited by all that! Coronavirus? Yes, yes, but there are no cases in Panama, and none in French Polynesia too. It is very sad, but at least we’re in security here.”
Major crush on Guadeloupe. We could have spent 4 months there!