Guest Blog: Ahoy from a Sailing Family!

July 2, 2010 | By | Comments (6)
In our July/August issue (on newstands now!), we featured a Maine family who–BRAVELY–put their house on the market and took off on a sailing trip from their hometown harbor to the Caribbean with their two young girls. It's been a year since they first left, and it'll be another full year before they return. Below, the family gives an update from their current life at sea:
"Hello from Coral Bay, St. John!  What a stark change in landscape from the Bahamas.  The U.S. Virgin Islands are quite mountainous with steep, narrow switchbacks and lush fruit trees. We've seen everything from Key Lime, Mango, Genip, Papaya, and Tamarind trees. Because of this, one of Steve's goals here is to perfect his Key Lime Pie. "Keep them coming!" the girls say. So far they are turning out delicious! 
We are enjoying St. Johns deep history through exploring the many sugar mill ruins and petroglyphs of the ancient Taino people that used to inhabit this island.  There are many fantastic hikes and beaches that hold these wonderful treasures.
Hook2  Hook3 
One of the biggest adjustments we've had here is driving along these steep, "windy" roads. Instead of learning to sail defensively in the shallow coral reefs of the Bahamas we are learning to drive on the left, honk before negotiating a "blind" switchback, and dodge the many wild donkeys, goats and iguanas that hang out along the road sides!  We have found every area we go there is something new and different to adapt to."


Read more about the family's exciting adventures in our July/August issue and check out their blog, Adventures With Hook, here.


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    On the birth of your child,May the precious new life you’ve brought into the world bring you a world of new joys.

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    It’s joy to know you, wishing the nicest things always for you, not only but all the year through because you are really a joy to know.

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    best of luck to you all. By the way, cute dokeys:)

    July 29, 2011 at 6:20 pm
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    That seemed like a lot of fun. I wish my family can have a trip just like this one in the near future. Nice photos. Well done. 🙂

    February 1, 2012 at 6:27 pm
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    Wonderful pictures! My family loves traveling as well and you’ve just given me more ideas on where to go next time. I’m excited for my kid to see those donkeys!

    May 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm

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