Last summer, when we had to concede the goal of leaving Portland in August, we sat on the beach, determined to enjoy the day and not wallow in self-pity that we weren't going yet. But, that day, we set our date. We promised ourselves that we would do everything that we needed to do in … Continue reading The Countdown is On! One Month to Go..
Hello out there! Thanks for stopping by Mosaic Voyage - we're a family of four in the Pacific Northwest, living aboard our 40-foot sailboat planning and preparing to cast off the dock lines and sail the world. In fact, we're only a couple months from casting off from our home slip and heading off on … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: February 2019 – and a Finance Announcement!
If you've been following us for any amount of time, you know that we're preparing to launch off from our home base in Portland Oregon come May. We're a family of four: Brenden, Rachel, Evan, and Kali. Almost five years ago, we hatched a dream of changing our lives as we knew them: selling our … Continue reading Looking Ahead to Casting Off
We're a family of four in the Pacific Northwest. We've been living aboard our 1978 Fuji 40 sailboat for over two years as we're prepping the boat and ourselves to get out there for long term cruising and traveling to explore this amazing world. Part of that process includes paying off debts from our past … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: January 2019
We're ringing in the new year aboard our 1978 Fuji sailboat SV Mosaic. Just into the new year and I'm ready to put out our December 2018 budget report. I enjoy posting our monthly expenses for a couple reasons: A) it helps us stay focused each month on where we're spending our money and how … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: December 2018
I've been putting off posting this update because it's not as encouraging as I had hoped... but the struggle continues and these posts, if nothing else, help me re-focus each month and initiate some good conversations between Brenden and I. If you're new to our blog, welcome! We've been posting our monthly expenses and budget … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: November 2018
Well, it’s been a bit since my last post. I have to admit that I’m struggling with the cold and the wet and knowing that we’ve got several more months of this before we come out on the other side. Looking at it with an unbiased eye, we’ve actually had pretty decent weather so far … Continue reading Our Reality: Living Aboard During the Cold and Wet Pacific Northwest Winter
This month I stepped up my boat budget game. If you've been following our blog, you know we've been posting our expense reports for a few months now. Last month, I mentioned that I would *try* to be more comprehensive this month and I think I'm succeeding here. Let me know what you think! 🙂 … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: October 2018
Last weekend is one to remember. We had two well-known cruising couples aboard Mosaic: Sailing Totem and Adventure Adrift. Cruising Systems Review with Sailing Totem On Friday, we were lucky enough to nab a 2 1/2 hour time slot with the Sailing Totem crew while they were in town for one last stint to say … Continue reading Catching up on our Star-Studded Weekend
A note from Mosaic: A couple weeks ago, I found myself chatting online with Marcella Wright who's currently living in a caravan with her family in New Zealand. She is interested in eventually taking her family sailing/cruising and we struck on the idea of writing guest posts for each others' blogs. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading Guest Post from Marcella Wright: Making Cents in Life