Slowing Down

One of our goals for this trip was to slow down and spend lots of quality family time together.  There is no doubt that we have achieved both of those goals.  We rarely know what we will be doing the next day and our plans revolve around flexibility.  For Paul and I, both being Type A personalities, this can be a challenge as …

Ode to Georgetown

You have heard me mention Georgetown a lot in this blog.  We spent the first 5 weeks of this trip here and this place has a long and dear history for me.  We are getting ready to leave Georgetown and island hop our way north through the Exumas and I really don’t know when we will visit again.  Georgetown was a constant for me through …

Our first Passage

We had been in Georgetown for over a month and were ready to head out and explore.  Georgetown was really comfortable – it is a place I know well, has everything you really need and lots of activities to keep the kids and adults busy.  But we had come on this trip to explore and we wanted to get out …

A couple of videos

We finally found some wifi to upload a few videos.  We got a GoPro for Christmas, which has been fun to mess around with. The first video was from when we first arrived in the Bahamas with vocals by Ella. The next video was a real highlight of the trip so far.  As we were approaching our first anchorage on …

Throwback Monday

I spent quite a lot of time here in Georgetown in the mid-’90s.  Many people will comment to me on how much things must have changed.  But the funny thing is 20 years on, Georgetown still has that distinct feel.  It still attracts hundreds of boats each season.  There is still the Cruising Regatta each year.  There is still a …

An Escalating Timeout

So yesterday Gavin got thrown off the boat as a parenting last resort.  Sounds terrible I know, but before you judge let me explain…. Like everything living on a boat requires adapting all aspects of life including parenting.  Gavin (5) had been bullying his younger brother about what to eat for lunch.  Miles wanted a grilled cheese and Gavin wanted …