So many people undertake similar journeys in their life and record their experiences through a “blog”. Our intention is to neither grandstand nor provide a vicarious outlet, but to use this chronicle as a record for Kathryn and Alexandra. That disclaimer aside, you are welcome to come along for the adventure…
Alex, the youngest of the crew, is ten years old and in grade five. While she desperately misses her friends in Yellowknife and Ottawa, she is also the first to make new ones along the way. Passionate about music (Taylor Swift) and drawing, she often escapes to her cabin to build forts, crank up the tunes and draw in her sketch book. Her ready smile and easy going personality are especially welcome during the inevitable trials and tribulations of a trip like this.
Kathryn, age eleven, has embraced life at sea and is a quick study on all things nautical. She has assumed command of our RIB and races about like an old Sea Dog. Comfortable at the helm, on the radio, or spotting coral heads from the deck, she is an indispensable member of the crew. As the only member of the family with any inclination to fish, we are counting on her to also take over the role of principal bread (fish) winner.
The Admiral and her marginally competent crew. Robin retired from the RCAF in June 2013 and Ingrid finished her tenure at the Government of the Northwest Territories after completing her MBA in finance in 2012. Most recently posted to 440 Squadron in Yellowknife, 62.44N, we realized our long term dream of taking off with the girls to cruise the Caribbean, and our one year trip has gradually morphed into three. New adventures every day, dinner together under the stars, wonderful new friends at every anchorage, we really are “living the dream”.