Our day starts with Daisy's meal preparation at
6 am. We are still using the dry food we brought
along from Canada. Then our son wakes up at
around 7 am, By 8 am (sometimes 9) our daughter
wakes up, then it is a rush of taking Daisy for
a walk, changing diapers, preparing breakfast,
having breakfast, cleaning, emails, keeping kids
busy, more cleaning, personal items to take care
of, boat preparation, etc.
On Sundays and
Thursdays, we go to the local market for fresh
food, vegetables and other items at real bargain
prices. You can get an Old Navy dress here at
$3, an export surplus of Ralph Lauren shirt for
$2. We get lots of fish, abundance of fruits and
all other foods items for about $50 per week.
If it is a cruising/sailing/swimming day, we
take Daisy for a short walk before we head out.
In one hour distance, we generally anchor at a
pristine bay of an unhabitated island which are
plenty. As soon as we are under way, kids fall
asleep, so it is normally a smooth sailing all
Before the lunch hour we normally have our
first swim. After lunch, we take a little rest
and explore the area by our inflatable boat.
Back at the boat by 4 or 5 pm for a late tea and
We depart around 6:30 pm and get into the
marina by 7:30 pm. Some days kids form a chorus
of crying occasionally joined by Daisy's barking
due to excitement for docking.
After docking safely, comes another round of
washing the boat, walking Daisy, showering with
kids, preparing meals, having dinner and by 9:30
pm we all are exhausted, ready to fall asleep.
Most nights we watch a little bit television,
catch up on emails via the wireless connection
at the marina and have some desert/fruits. Some
nights our friends come over to catch up on the
latest gossips, politics, whatever.
We also have a few Canadian boats at the
marina, some just passing, some staying longer.
I will write about them later on.
Visiting the shore in a dingy
top: Waking up in the morning, leaving the dock
for shopping, food at the farmers market,
leaving the marina