sailing vessel Sänna

Blogs from our sailing vessel Sänna. Eastwards from England to New Zealand... & sailing circumnavigation.

23 April 2020 | Vista Mar, Panama
08 March 2020 | Boca Chica, Panama
25 February 2020 | Curu Wildlife Refuge, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
17 February 2020 | Bahiá Ballena, Costa Rica
17 January 2020 | Marina Papagayo, Costa Rica
16 December 2019 | Playa Del Coco, Costa Rica
11 December 2019 | San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
28 November 2019 | Puesta Del Sol, Nicaragua
08 November 2019 | Amapala, Honduras
28 October 2019 | Bahiá Del Sol, El Salvador
02 October 2019
29 September 2019 | Bahiá Del Sol, El Salvador
23 April 2019 | Bahía Del Sol, El Salvador
11 February 2019 | The Bahiá Del Sol, El Salvador
30 December 2018 | Bahiá Del Sol, El Salvadore
10 November 2018 | Bahiá Del Sol, El Salvador. Posted from the UK
09 August 2018 | Paradise Village, Banderos Bay, Mexico
08 June 2018 | La Paz to San Carlos, The Sea of Cortez, Mexico
30 May 2018 | Ensenada to La Paz, The Sea of Cortez, Mexico
04 May 2018 | Ensenada, Mexico.

Numeracy with a smile...

10 February 2010 | Borneo
Dave
Photo: School classroom onboard...

School lessons onboard Sänna are always interesting. One on one teaching is considered a highly satisfactory ratio in most schools... but Bealy has the distinct 'advantage' of three on one, although he doesn't usually quite see it like that. "Three teachers to one pupil is a kid's worst nightmare..." Maybe he's right?

Marie takes the brunt of it all (from many directions) and shows great patience. Louise, an experienced teacher, regularly joins us onboard to assist in Bealy's education. And I get to take over for maths... we both have a ball of a time and I have the opportunity to stimulate his rebellious side. When I'm told off too by my 'teacher' colleagues both Bealy and I mutter dark threats of mutiny under our breaths. My argument is it's my job to teach him everything he needs to know about more important things, like spitting into a pan from five paces, decisive girl chat up lines and how to pee the highest up the wall...

It all goes very well. Bealy goes back into mainstream school when he's back with his dad in England but his educational level is very high. So he gets his fantastic sea life with us onboard Sänna plus the unstructured offbeat education he needs... and he grumbles incessantly when he has to go back into 'proper' school. The system we have developed is very good.

Note: we have received fantastic support from Henry's school headmistress Mrs Gretton (Burton Joyce Primary school). She provides us lesson plans to follow and freely gives Henry long extended periods out of school, a controversial issue. She has now been suspended by the Local Education Authority.
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Vessel Name: Sänna
Vessel Make/Model: Ocean 50 (Bavaria)
Hailing Port: Poole UK
Crew: Dave & Marie Ungless
About:
We have sailed together for over ten years now, leaving the Mediterranean to head eastwards. Our destination was Australia and New Zealand which we achieved in 2012 before attempting a full round-the-world circumnavigation across the pacific and back to the UK. [...]
Extra: Sänna is a hybrid Bavaria Ocean 50, custom built for bue water ocean cruising. The build and re-fit specification is high and to date boasts over 56,000 miles of ocean cruising. For more information visit our main website at www.sanna-uk.com.
Home Page: http://www.sanna-uk.com
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