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One Year In

One Year In

By on 18 July, 2018 | 0 comments

One Year In Today has been a pretty similar day to that one year ago, when we left our home of 8 years to move aboard our sailboat- errands and boat jobs. Granted, this morning I was taken to and from shore in the dinghy by Dave and the boys in what they nicknamed the ‘Naked Taxi Service’ (the boys wore only life-jackets), rather than travelling by car, and today’s...

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1st Three Weeks in Photos

1st Three Weeks in Photos

By on 9 August, 2017 | 1 comment

So we have been living aboard for three weeks, and sailing for just over two. I have started a more detailed post about our initial sailing experiences, good and bad, but since this is far from being finished I have summarised our first few weeks through some of my favourite pictures. Some epitomise the area, some are just unusual things I have noticed, others are a...

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Moving Aboard

Moving Aboard

By on 3 August, 2017 | 3 comments

Early Days I’m sitting writing (the first part of) this as we are moored in Grimsby. Theo settled to sleep not long ago, and Arthur is currently avoiding bedtime by flitting between me and Dave. It’s been a whirlwind few days (well, weeks!), and we haven’t managed to get the boat out yet, but we have certainly accumulated so many other achievements that it’s only a...

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Making Plans to Make a Change

Making Plans to Make a Change

By on 21 July, 2017 | 2 comments

Written six weeks ago, finally uploaded now while the kids are sleeping soundly on board. Wanting something different… About a year ago, we made the decision to leave our home, not to move to a new house or to a new area, but to change our whole lives and live aboard a sailing boat. We had for a long time been considering moving from the home I always foresaw as our...

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Mistoffeles

Mistoffeles

By on 14 June, 2017 | 2 comments

Odd name for a boat? It wouldn’t have been my original choice, but the previous owners our soon-to-be new home loved Cats and cats (catamarans and felines). Since it is suggested in the boating community that it can be bad luck to chance the name of a boat, we thought maybe we’d stick with it (the same applied to our previous boat, Penta, apparently named by her...

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