Cruising to Calm

" I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same as 'making a life'." Maya Angelou. This is the story of the Brown family adventure. We have pulled roots in NY and are taking our two kids ages 4 & 1 on a five year cruise. This is our story

23 February 2011 | Vava'u Tonga
07 October 2010
29 August 2010 | Neiafu, Tonga
30 June 2010 | Eauiki Island
01 April 2010 | Tonga
19 March 2010 | Tonga
23 February 2010 | Neiafu, Tonga
12 February 2010 | Tonga
10 February 2010 | Neiafu, Tonga
26 January 2010 | Neiafu, Tonga
20 January 2010
01 January 2010 | Pago pago American Samoa
12 December 2009
27 November 2009 | Suvarrov
02 November 2009 | Palmerston
26 October 2009
23 October 2009 | Nowhere
13 October 2009
26 September 2009

Good bye

27 June 2008 | Antigua
It is the night before our departure and I am sad. I would gladly stay here for the entire hurricane season. Ben's riding school is having a summer camp, temo sports is having a tennis camp and then there is the yacht club and all of the various activities there.
However, if we do not like where we are down island I will have no qualms about coming back up , hanging out for the season and then making our way over to Panama from here. This is a place I could settle and raise our children for a while.
Instead of feeling bummed I should be grateful to have had such a fantastic time. Cruising is about saying good byes and this is a tough one. I hope to see them again somewhere down the road.
I just love Antigua, it gives me calm and a sense of security that I find in few places. There is a wonderful cast of characters here and each bring a little bit of crazy to the table making this place AWESOME. The community has welcomed us with open arms, we could not have asked for more or better.
That's all for now.
Next report will be from Guadaloupe.

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Vessel Name: Independence
Vessel Make/Model: 44 ft St Francis Catamaran
Hailing Port: New York
About: Curtis/Otis, Jenny, Ben (5), Sam (2)
Extra: " I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same as 'making a life'." This is the story of the Brown family adventure. My husband, Otis and I(Jenny) are taking our two children(Ben and Sam) on a sailing adventure.
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Independence's Photos - Cruising to Calm (Main)
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River exploration in Panama
Otis chilling at the helm
Boys with blue tongues
Jenny & Otis
Shark inSuwarrow
Pollywog initiation crossing Equator
Boys in fort Portabello
Sammy lands his 50th fish of the trip!
Pig roast in Marquesas
O doing pig dance with Pierre, our host
Jenny & O at Christmas dinner
Carnival in Samana Dominican Republic
Beach refuse fort in Testigos Islands Venezuela
Local Perogue in Testigos
Ben and Tigah in Antigua
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Port: New York