Bahamian Boat Science

We are often asked how we study science while traveling.  Initially, it was not easy!  I was trying to fit our science program into a traditional schoolroom “box”,  one in which we decidedly did not conform. Once I started quantifying our experiences, I realized the breadth and depth of what we are actually learning. While…

Poetry and People in Paradise

If Once You Have Slept on an Island If once you have slept on an island   You’ll never be quite the same; You may look as you looked the day before   And go by the same old name, You may bustle about in street and shop;    You may sit at home and sew, But you’ll…

Bajamar

The name “Bahamas” comes from the Spanish word, “BAJAMAR” – meaning “shallow sea”.*  There are over 700 islands here, spread over nearly 300,000 sq km in the western Atlantic Ocean. Much of the water is so shallow it is impassable and even deep water is remarkably clear as glass. With our first two weeks in the Bahamas behind us, we feel relaxed and…

Our first “Crossing”

Crossing the Gulf Stream or even part of the Atlantic Ocean in our boat was never, ever on my “gotta do this” list. Or, if I am being honest, on my “maybe-wanna do” list. But cross part of the Atlantic Ocean we did, and what a cool experience. We waited months for the right weather…