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
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29 August 2010 | Neiafu, Tonga
30 June 2010 | Eauiki Island
01 April 2010 | Tonga
19 March 2010 | Tonga
23 February 2010 | Neiafu, Tonga
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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

Day 2

18 June 2009 | Pacific
Another great day of sailing! We seemed to have picked up a current and are cruising right along. Yesterday we were four miles short of a 200 mile day..woohooo!!
As I write this we have 13kts of wind from the SE, light seas and are humming along at 8.5/9kts. No fish as of yet but plenty of squid have bounced up on deck. O is collecting them to make a calamari salad, of which he will be enjoying alone, not sure I do deck squid.
I did not make glitter fish with the kids today because everyone was still finding their schedule, which usually takes at least twenty four hours. Ben took a long nap this afternoon and was back to himself when he woke up. I didn;t have craft time but they did get to open a little present. Sam opened a play coffee set and Ben a bionicle type thing which is impossible to put together. I was helping him assemble it when I broke a pretty major piece. Ben was horrified.
We had a strange thing happen this afternoon. We were inside chatting when we heard a loud rumble which kept getting louder. We ran out on deck and a sea helicopter came precariously close to us, we thought he was going to land, he circled a few times, gave us a thumbs up and when we responded in kind he nodded his head and they flew away. The helicopter had an Italian flag on the side so maybe it was a tour of some sort but we had already cleared Isabella by 40 miles. As it was flying away I was struck by the fact that other than my family that is the last human being I am going to be seeing for three weeks....kind of a strange thought.
So, thus far all is great on Indy. Nice sail, great weather and everyone in good spirits.
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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The Brown Family

Port: New York