Monday afternoon we moved from Sand Island at St. Helens Oregon over to the St. Helens Public Docks just across the channel. It was a quick hop and we were able to dock easily despite the high winds. The docks are very nice, well-maintained, with nice large cleats. Before arriving, we really weren't able to … Continue reading Public Dock at St. Helens Oregon- Cruiser’s Review May 2019
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
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
Yep, we finally got the kids out sailing!! I think Evan may have gotten to sail with us once, a couple years ago, when we had our Catalina 25. But this past weekend, after much prep work each evening after work during the week before, we were finally able to take Mosaic out sailing on … Continue reading Our First Time Sailing Together As A Family
I'm late in getting this up but, in doing so, I'm developing the process by which I would like to manage our budget reports each month. So, bear with me. I'm sure this will be an evolving process. If you missed out on my previous Expense Report, where I detailed everything we've spent so far … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: July 2018
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.
<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