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We have been sailing around the world on Kailani since Sophia was 4 years old, and have homeschooled her for all of these years.  She is an avid reader with a huge imagination ... the time has come to share some of her musings on our website pages.  Now she is almost 10, and her view of the world is colored by the many places we have visited, the amazingly rich cultural perspectives she has collected, and the very far away places her books and imagination take her.  We have just decided to start this page, and more content will come!

"When you are rocked and rolled for days on end, when you are sick in the bucket countless times, when the engine has to be fixed again, when the watermaker has a problem, when the autopilot turns the wrong way, you will then know what my life is like." - 9/27/17

"In our beautiful boat, I have a small cabin and several stuffed animals.  In two places there are small windows, and in another place the small closet.  On a shelf there are two crates, both filled with trinkets, one filled with toys and souvenirs, and one containing pens and jewelry, including my flower necklace and bird pen.  Over my bunk there is hanging a large net overflowing with several stuffed animals for the personal entertainment of myself.  On my shelf are several books: The Jungle Book, The Wind in the Willows, The Willows in Winter, The Willows at Christmas, Toad Triumphant, The Wizard of Oz, and The Chronicles of Narnia.  On the ceiling there is a a dorade, it brings air into my room.  At the end of my bed is a large white crate packed with entertainment, and next to it my extra blanket for when I'm cold." - 10/17/17

"The long and sleek boat was sailing fast under a large sail." - 11/30/17


The ocean waves!
How they curve!
How they soar!
The ocean waves!
How they splash!
How they splash!
Oh the ocean waves!


"When you start hockey, you should take it easy.  Try to be patient.  Get good gear.  Know that eventually you will improve." - 8/29/17

"Now the ocean was without a ripple, navy blue, shiny, deep, and glimmering with reflected sunlight." - 12/9/17

"This is a boat, curving, thin, and as fast as a racehorse.  Sailing and motoring, it speeds towards its destination like a bear to honey.  Sleek and white, it has the beauty of a curving ocean wave and the power of a tsunami, speeding through the water.  Over the decks the sails billow out and the ocean waves break.  It soars over a wave, this beautiful boat - and the ocean splashes it." - 10/1/17