We've finally come to a conclusion on the big decision that's been looming over our heads for the past few weeks: Should we move our boat and our family north to the Puget Sound rather than staying in the Portland area for another winter? We WANT to be in the Puget Sound. We want the … Continue reading Fighting Feelings of Defeat as Our Plans Take a Hit
Hey guys. So, yeah, apparently my vow to write a blog post every week went out the window this month. We’ve just been SO busy lately with boat projects and planning a potential move to the Puget Sound, on top of our normal jobs, that I haven’t taken the time to sit down and update … Continue reading Should We Take the Leap?
So, for those of you that are following along on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, you already know that WE'VE GOT OUR MAST BACK! We're just a little excited about this. Just a little. Ok ... actually a lot. We're so close to being able to go sailing. We haven't sailed this boat since October … Continue reading Our Sailboat is a Sailboat Again!
Digging into the costs for our family of four to buy, refit, and prepare a bluewater sailboat for full time cruising.
Today marks a big milestone for us here on SV Mosaic. We’re a family prepping and planning to sail the world aboard our 40-foot sailboat. It’s interesting to realize that we’re about 4 years into our big plans … wow, something to think on there! But that’s not what this blog post is about. This … Continue reading Beginning Our Homeschooling Journey: We’re Boatschooling Now!
<Written by Rachel> OK – finally sitting down to give you guys an update. I’m ashamed to say that we went the entire month of May without posting a blog update, which is the first month that we’ve missed posting even one blog post since we started. I’m a little bummed about that but it … Continue reading Settling Back into Our Boat-Life Routine
<Written by Rachel> Hey everybody! I took so many photos today while working on the stove install that I decided to just go ahead and put together a quick blog post to update on our process for this last project which we are really trying to get finished before hopefully moving back aboard tomorrow. No, … Continue reading New Stove: Installed … Well, Almost!
<Written by Rachel> Well guys, we've been back in the water since March 31st. But, yeah, we're still missing our mast... It is now the 25th of April and the mast JUST got into the painting shed at the boatyard. Our "3-4 weeks" in the boatyard turned into nine. They're telling us the mast should … Continue reading Back in the Water … but Something’s Missing
<Written by Rachel> It's now been over two months since we moved our family off our boat and took her to the boatyard for this major refit. We were told the project would take 3-4 weeks. I knew to expect longer but was so hopeful that it wouldn't be. Thankfully, we're very much in the … Continue reading Visiting an Empty Boat
<<Written by Rachel>> Sitting here on a lazy Sunday morning, on the couch with the kiddos watching some silly TV show and Brenden relaxing playing a computer game, watching the rain pouring down outside, I'm contemplating life, boat life, and our plans. I miss the boat. And I've been meaning to post some sort of … Continue reading The Plans: A, B, C, and D