Cruisey holidays in Thailand

Growing up in the northern hemisphere mid-latitudes, it still feels strange to have Christmas on a sunny beach, but it’s not too hard to get used to.  Annual decorations were stored in our garage in stacks of boxes at home, but they’re not missed. We keep our old traditions, just in simpler ways, and shifted […]

Summer Sailstice: celebrating twice on Totem!

Happy solstice- now, go sailing! This Saturday, June 22, is Summer Sailstice– a worldwide celebration of sailing held on the weekend closest to solstice each June. On Totem, we observe solstice and are passionate about sailing, so what serendipity to bring them together as we return from our 3 year foray to the southern hemisphere! The event […]

Solstice! Winter Solstice…in June.

Just like it seems strange to have Christmas in summertime, it doesn’t feel right to have winter solstice in June. When I start to write a “J” for the month, I have to stop myself from finishing it with “…anuary.” But we know it’s winter. It’s often under starlight that I head off the boat […]

Visitors

We’ve longed for friends & family to visit, to share the beauty of Mexico and a peek into our nomadic life. Our wishes were answered in a big way this past week! First were our old neighbors from Bainbridge Island. Although Jocelyn and I are SURE we were on a soccer field in Jakarta together […]

Fiesta, baby!

It’s a celebration just to have our good friends finally here with us in Mexico, but just days after their arrival we had PJs birthday to add to the festivities. Brad lured us to the beach across from La Paz to help PJ ring in her 40th with a bonfire, s’mores for the kids and […]

Halloween, cruising kid style

We make a point of keeping celebrations and holiday traditions as familiar as possible. I’m sure this will get interesting next spring, since we expect to have at least one child’s birthday in the middle of our Pacific crossing. There are many things to learn and enjoy from being in new places, and we certainly […]