5. A typical day aboard
A typical day at anchor
| Girls snorkeling at Jaltemba, Mexico
While there is no typical day we aim to have a routine.
We usual start each day with 3-4 hours of school followed by lunch.
Boat schooling can be hard when there are so many adventures to be had.
After school and lunch we do an afternoon activity.
Sometimes this means we go for a hike, snorkel, go into town, kayak or just swim.
The girls love fishing from the boat and Phil spearfishes every day.
This keeps us stocked up with plenty of fish to eat.
Almost everyday we have a family happy hour. This is when the four of us talk about the highlights of our day and plan for tomorrow.
Family happy hour consists of a homemade snack such as ceviche with freshly caught fish, homemade pretzel sticks or cookies. The girls have an afternoon glass of juice, lemonade or punch and we enjoy a cold cerveza.
| Playing with Legos in the cockpit during a smooth passage
A typical day on passage
Passages sometimes start in the middle of the night so that we reach our destination during daylight hours.
The sea state really dictates what we do on passage.
There have been days when we all sit in the cockpit as it’s the only comfortable place to be.
Then there are days when it’s calm enough that Phil and I will read books while the girls play with Legos, Barbies or other toys on deck.
Each passage starts the same with a loaf of banana bread for an easy breakfast or snack and we have always made a large pot of stew for a quick lunch or dinner.
We always fish while on passage, so sometimes we get to enjoy fresh fish as well.