Happy Mother’s Day to all the great moms out there… Boat moms, Baseball/Softball + all Sport moms, New mothers, Step-mothers, Godmothers… Aunts, Abuelas/Grammies, too. Thank you for all you do. From our Travel-School world, we have collected a few of our favorite poems in your honor – • The Dream Keeper by Langston Hughes Bring… Read More Moms and Mermaids
While we love our boat-life, “Land-Cruising” is also our thing. When our Cloud10 Racing schedule takes us to the West Coast, we want to see what’s out there! So last fall, after loving San Francisco and racing in a couple J70 regattas there, we took a little detour and drove to Yosemite. Yosemite is easy to get to, located in… Read More Nature Rules in Yosemite
“Every day we have an opportunity to create a living masterpiece.” – Michael Gervais How to change? That is the question. Then what happens? That is the next question… I have recently discovered the podcasts of Michael Gervais and his brainchild, “Finding Mastery”. The discussions he has with the people in his pod-cast forum are inspiring and… Read More Explore. Dream. Discover… Change!
When the cabin port-holes are dark and green Because of the seas outside ; When the ship goes wop (with a wiggle between) And the steward falls into the soup-tureen, And the trunks begin to slide ; When Nursey lies on the floor in a heap, And Mummy tells you to let her sleep, And… Read More Kipling, Lear and Rey en route to Biscayne Bay…
“Creativity is not a talent, but a way of operating.” John Cleese Painting is my passion. Studio space onboard? I wish! I am often asked if I am able to paint while living onboard Cortado. The honest answer is easy: No. However, I do find myself completely “creative” on Cortado. While I miss oil painting outdoors and in… Read More Creativity Afloat
Saying goodbye is hard to do. Last week my grandma Hagedorn passed away. She was 97 and a half years old – a beautiful woman, deeply special to me and with so many talents. Life is like a patchwork quilt, And each little patch is a day. Some patches are rosy, happy and bright, And… Read More Eight Bells* for Florence Marie
SOCIALIZATION. When talking about our travel school, often someone will comment to us in a hushed tone, “But what about socialization?”… I cringe at the question, but understand the concern. Children are inherently social creatures and luckily ours make friends of every age, color, religion and nationality wherever we go. Travel-Schooling for us, involves about seven… Read More About Socialization