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  • 2019 Review – Sailing Adventures on SV Fat Susan

    My name is Sam, I’m 14 and I live on a sailing boat called Fat Susan.  I’ve lived on Fat Susan for over a year now and it seems time to recap everything my family and I have done in 2019.  We set off from Portsmouth, UK on 12 August Click here for full post: […] More

  • The truth about living on a boat – by two liveaboard kids

    Many people dream of sailing away and living on a boat in faraway tropical destinations with tall palm trees and white sand beaches, swimming in crystal clear, turquoise seas surrounded by turtles and dolphins, and drinking copious amounts of rum while watching the sun set below the horizon.  But what Click here for full post: […] More

  • A new year…will Shawnigan ever leave the harbor again?!?!

    We haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been SLOWLY working on our second half of Tonga post (which will be over a year past the time that we were there.) For some reason, once I’ve uploaded photos to a hard drive, I find I have a hard time fishing them Click here for full post: […] More

  • Drama on the way to Tonga…

    Is posting a blog like sending a thank you card>>> you have a year to do it and it’s still acceptable? We’ll just say it is and better late than never! After we left French Polynesia we did a quick stop at one of the northern Cook Islands called Suwarrow. Click here for full post: […] More

  • How we make it work… as a long term sailing family.

    I know its been a while since we’ve put out an actual sailing post. I think I’m almost a year behind!!!  Our last sailing post was  about Suwarrow.  Hopefully soon, a post about  sailing in Tonga (Sept-Oct, 2018) will explode from my brain and onto the blog.  It will come. Click here for full post: […] More

  • Night Swimming in the Waterfalls and PARTY with DELOS

    Night swimming and fresh unlimited mineral water naturally heated by the local volcano.This is what we really need tonight! Join us today while we are the tour guides for our new friends – the SV Delos. Together, we are exploring the Saint Lucian waterfalls at night! This place is really nice during the day, but […] More

  • On a Good Day

    March 13, 2019 Ready or not. At some point you just have to say fuck it, and go sailing. I know this boat. I know all its weaknesses. I know what it can take. I also know what I can take, which is probably a lot less. I know how Click here for full post: […] More

  • Union Island – Chatham Bay

    After a very unsuccessful free dive off the Tobago Cays swimming into 2 knots of current, we lifted our anchor, navigated the reefs, and set off on the short sail to Union, Chathum Bay. We had considered stopping off at palm island, and island off the east coast of Union, however due to the swell […] More

  • May 2018 …. love the sea plastic free with @afamilyafloat!

    Just a quick Iphone video made up from last May’s (2018) memories with an ocean ambassador slant to it. Click here for full post: https://afamilyafloat.com/2019/05/25/may-2018-love-the-sea-plastic-free-with-afamilyafloat/ Twitter: @afamilyafloat YouTube: A Family Afloat Instagram: @afamilyafloat More

  • Tobago Cays – The Iconic Caribbean

    We left Mayreau early as we weren’t sure what to expect in the Cays. Although it is late in the season the Tobago Cays is an extremely popular anchorage with every person we have met telling us it’s an absolute must. With all the hype around it, we were super excited to see what the […] More

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