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Making Miles

On March 6 we pulled anchor and left Sainte Anne and Le Marin behind. Six weeks we spent there adjusting to life afloat. The move aboard on January 23 was significant as we learned the systems of Kairos5. A few weeks in we added boat projects…
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The Hook

“Sailing is 90% boredom and 10% terror.” ~ Dave Bell circa 2003 Looking back, I’m sure this phrase was one that Dave picked up while cruising the Bahamas so many years ago. As a 23 yr old, this phrase enticed me. I wanted to experience…
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Island Time

Island time is notoriously slow. Everyone jokes about it. Now we can say with utmost confidence that island time is even slower than Westside time. We spent the last fifteen years on the westside of Grand Rapids and like most city environments…
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We are now free to move about the world!

Huge news! The official papers from France have arrived. Kairos5 is now our boat in every aspect and we are thrilled. Our sights are turning north and (God willing) we will leave Sainte-Anne later this week. We are planning to stop a few…
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All In

When I lived on a boat for half a year back in 2003, I met oodles of fascinating people. I noticed a trend. Many people had an established land life they put on hold for a time - rented out the house, put things in storage, etc. - fully planning…
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Two Weeks

Two weeks out check in: Dave has transitioned from full time work to a flexible schedule. One vehicle has sold. (Anyone want a Freestyle?) Toys are packed and stored or packed and weighed. Plan B is in full swing. No shipping barrel…
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Everything's Breaking

It's time to go. Everything's breaking. Dave pulled his foot out of his winter boot and the boot split at the heel. The toaster was sparking and now the center coil is burned out. Adelaide's lunch box no longer zips. Asa's zipper…