In the Fall of 2016, we took a leap of faith and sold everything to live aboard a sailboat and travel full time. Earlier that year, we bought a 47′ 1974 Olympic Adventure named s/v Gromit. We sailed from Maryland, across the Chesapeake Bay, down the ICW to Florida, and from Florida we crossed the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas, touring different islands. From September 2016 to May 2017, we lived and sailed full time as a family, experiencing the wonder of nature and the challenge of sailing. To read our posts from the beginning, go here.

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Sisters and best friends
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Our boat – s/v Gromit

From June 2017 to March 2019 we lived on land in our home state of Texas, preparing to cruise again while adding a precious new baby to our family! Those 22 months on land solidified for us that we love and value living life aboard a boat: the practical sustainability of the lifestyle, the close relationship we have with nature aboard a boat, the opportunity for organic learning and the many, many wonderful people we’ve met along the way.

Here at Family at Sea you’ll find inspiring stories of our adventures, practical mechanical advice from my husband as he remodels and maintains our vessel, articles on unschooling, boatschooling, and raising a family on the water! Thank you for joining us on this journey! We would love to hear from you! Please comment and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @familyatsea