Our family moved aboard our newly purchased 42' sailboat a week after our son was born.
The boat - "Ma'alahi" ("simple" or "simplicity" in Hawaiian) is moored 90 miles north of Seattle, WA on an island near the Canadian border.
My husband, T, works for a marine service company and I am lucky enough to be able to stay "at boat" with our two kids -M (2 months) and K (17 months) - and 70lb Lab "Buddy".
We DO have dreams and distant plans for major cruising. For now, however, I would like to share our live aboard journey with you:
- How and why we moved aboard and what we have gained (and lost) from it.
- What tricks, resources, and products we have found to make living aboard with young children possible (and safe).
- Boating trips that we hope to make in the future (when the kids stop totally overwhelming us!).
- Other experiences that we have been able to have as a result of NOT being tied down to land (and a mortgage).