1. Why is your family moving onto a sailboat?
Our Dad has always had a dream of sailing to many countries and seeing the world. We have always heard him talk about it so we always thought it would happen, even though the rest of the people thought he was crazy, including our Mom. Our Mom become converted to the idea when we started our summer trips about 6 years ago. Each year we would leave for about 5 weeks and go somewhere and learn about a new place. We usually packed light and had little. That simple life started appealing to our Mom. We sold our big house about 2 years ago to prepare for the day when we would get a boat and move aboard.
2. When will you be moving onto the boat?
We have about 1 year to prepare to move on the boat. Our dad and some of us will be taking some sailing lessons that way we can help out. We will also be limiting our possessions to make it easier to transition to boat life. During that year we will continue to visit new places and learn as much as we can.
3. What will you do on the boat?
Our goal as a family is to visit a country for 6-8 months at a time to learn the area and culture. We also want to help as much as possible in a service mission capacity. We will work with local leaders to find projects that we as a family can do. This will help us get to know the area and people and become familiar with their lives. This will also be part of our education. Our parents already have a lot of ideas on how they want to serve, but I am sure we will figure that out when we get there.
4. How big is your boat and what does it look like?
When the boat is ready we will post pictures for you until then we don't have any idea. Sometimes you just have to jump in the water and hope its nice.