February 2016


We have a teenager on board. India turned 13 last week without much fanfare. Ryan and I both came down with some nasty crud. If not for our flu shots last fall, it would have turned into a full-blown case of influenza. Being ill on a boat is not fun. My parent’s made a brief appearance for India’s birthday but quickly retreated back to Idaho upon seeing how ill we were. Fortunately, India’s birthday party was already scheduled for this weekend. We will be sailing to Seattle with a boat full of teenagers and Ryan’s sister. When India said she wanted an overnight sailing trip for her birthday party, we were thrilled. We are keeping our fingers crossed this is a sign she may be coming around to the idea of living on a boat. It is also entirely possible she is just looking for a reason to go to…