Sail Meridian

The beginning of our Grand Adventure... or folly... we'll let you know!

20 January 2010 | Brisbane, Australia
14 January 2010 | Brisbane, Australia
24 December 2009 | Brisbane, Australia
12 December 2009 | underway
22 November 2009 | Noumea, New Caledonia
14 November 2009 | Noumea, New Caledonia
07 November 2009 | Ile Uere, New Caledonia
05 November 2009 | Espirito Santo, Vanuatu
21 October 2009 | Aore Island, Vanuatu
19 October 2009 | Peterson Bay, Espirito Santo
09 October 2009 | Espirito Santo
25 September 2009 | Tanna, Vanuatu
11 September 2009 | Vuda Point, Viti Levu, Fiji
13 August 2009 | Navadra, Fiji
24 July 2009 | Malolo Lailai, Fiji
29 June 2009 | Yadua Island, Fiji
26 June 2009 | Yadua Island, Fiji
10 June 2009 | Savusavu, Fiji
27 May 2009
19 May 2009 | Whangamumu, New Zealand

School Starts This Week

15 August 2007 | Alameda, CA
Actually it started on Monday. Does that seem a bit early? Well, probably so. But the girls have been asking and asking to start so why not accommodate? ("No! You absolutely CANNOT do any schoolwork until you finish playing on the beach!")

We are using the Calvert School's home school curriculum. You can click here to read about it: (Calvert School).

So far it's working quite well. It's a very comprehensive program- with pretty much everything you need included in the box. I like the way the lesson plans are really spelled out for me ("say this.... then show this, etc.") Plus, some of the course material for Sophie's First Grade is the same as what Maddie used at Alta Heights last year. For the last three days we've been doing school in the morning after breakfast. John has been teaching First Grade to Sophie in the cockpit and I've been teaching 2nd Grade to Madeleine in the salon. In addition to reading and writing there is science, art and social studies. Today Maddie learned about the Star Spangled Banner and the parts of plants. Sophie learned about the Pledge of Allegiance and about how scientists gather data. So far they're really loving it- but of course right now much of it is very easy review. Hopefully it will be some time before the novelty wears off!

Vessel Name: Meridian
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 48CC
Hailing Port: Napa, CA