Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Virtual Tour of the Kitty Hawk

Many people have asked to see photos and learn more about our sailboat home. To help you visualize the backdrop for all of our adventures at sea, we are taking you on a virtual tour of the Kitty Hawk. This is the first installment in that series. Continue reading

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Where to run and when to hide…or is it when to run and where to hide?

Life aboard ship is not always about those beauties in bikinis, turquoise waters and cocktails at sunset as the magazines would have you believe. My friend Doug characterizes this life by saying, “Yes, the highs are very high and the lows, VERY low!” Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name or why do we choose one over another? Sometimes it is a very simple process, as with our firstborn. But the decision was not so easy as the days wound down to the arrival of our son. Continue reading

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My version of a water birth

Jack Benjamin Midence was born 5-15-12 at 8:01am, 8lbs 1oz. All went exactly as planned, born in the aft cabin of our 44 foot sailboat Kitty Hawk, assisted by midwife Nicole Lavallee, and ending with a professional catching job by his proud papa. Continue reading

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Oh, the places…

Yesterday I gave birth to a baby boy on the sailboat that is my home. Seems like a good time to start a blog, right? Let me back up…four years ago I married Jack, the love of my life and … Continue reading

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