Tag Archives: Charleston

Provisioning for the cast off

Tomorrow is the big day!  After six months in Charleston we are casting off lines and migrating south for the winter.  We have many stops mapped out on the way to the Bahamas but as Jack always says, “Sailors have … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name – Boat Edition

Jack and I were recently talking about changing our boat name to something that is meaningful to both us as a couple and us as a family.  The current boat name is “Kitty Hawk” and it came with the boat.  … Continue reading

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The sailboat birth of Jack Benjamin: Part 1

We were so touched when our doula shared with us a written account on her perspective of our son’s birth. With her permission, we are posting her story here in three parts. The first comes today on the one month birthday of our little guy. Continue reading

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Will dive for caviar

I would never normally treat myself to something like caviar, even though I love it. Looking down at the murky water of this low tide, I still knew the $50 in luscious salty ikura (salmon roe) would be worth it all. Continue reading

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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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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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