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

Or maybe not

25 September 2008 | Where else??? Grenada
It is 6:00am. O and I have been up since 4:00 because today is the day we are leaving Grenada.
In true Jenny and O form it is not without hassle. Our anchor will not come up....we tried and tried and tried but are only straining the windlass to the max. Obviously we are hung up on something, and it's not moving, but it is hard to tell what when it is pitch black. So we watched our friends on Zen leave, as we racked our brains thinking of ways to get the anchor up. Here we sit.
We think that the boat behind us has dropped their anchor on ours because we can hear something running down our chain. But it doesn't make sense that our anchor can't pick theirs up. So, we will wait for daylight so O can snorkel on it..he needs ambient light ( "ambient light"????? too early to process that).
We are anchored in thirty feet of somewhat murky water so I am unsure what we can actually do. I favor waking the boat up that we think dropped on our anchor but we don't know for sure so we wait...and time passes... thus closing our window to leave because we do not want to arrive at night . We are losing time.
Will we EVER leave Grenada???? UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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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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