Tuesday, 24 March 2009


We've gone a couple of times this week with Chrysalis to the yacht where she works teaching two home schooled children, T and R.

The yacht, the Infinity, is about to embark on a sail around the Pacific, visiting remote islands to do work with the people there in coping with climate change.

41 infinity

The Infinity is a huge yacht - 36 metres, so the kids had loads of space to run around and play in.22 boat

T and R did a little bit of time spent doing schoolwork, with Littletree watching on interestedly

25 homeschool

It was interesting for us, and for Littletree especially, who has been unschooled her whole life, to see how kids do school work when homeschooled with more structure.

26 homeschoolBut before too long they decided it was too hot to do so much, and they all jumped off the back of the boat for a swim.

29 kids swimming

The kids, thus refreshed, the girls built a cubby house with sarongs and sheets while R went out wake-boarding

32 cubby

Finally Littletree fell asleep on a bean bag, exhausted from all the heat and sun and running about, and no doubt still a little jet-lagged.

34 seq sleeping

We ended up being on the boat while Chrysalis was working till late, so we slept over, Littletree and I taking one of the cabins onboard. I woke up in the early morning, to be greeted by dawn light streaming in the porthole, and a beautiful tropical island view

35 porthole

Yep, it's a hard life... but someone's gotta live it! LOL


  1. Oh wow! How fun. And how wonderful for Little Tree to get to experience such adventures.

  2. Gorgeous boat! Do they keep a blog? I would be interested in following their adventures as well.

    Something about boat kids and building those forts, I must say!

    Our little guy does it all the time too. What would we do without our playsilks?!


  3. I'm glad you are having so much fun! though a bit jealous.

    Love you.

  4. I love reading your blog so much! Hearing about your life, and seeing all the lovely photo's, is just wonderful. :-)


  5. Such great adventures! I am currently stuck at my desk 24/7, so reading about your adventures is my sanity :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow! Beautiful! Littletree is so sweet. Awwwww!

  7. Wow MF! That is very cool! What a life you lead!


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