Tag Archives: Kitty Hawk

A Virtual Tour: The Main Salon and Galley

Wow, it sure seemed to take a long time for us to get here from the aft cabin, didn’t it? Well anyway, welcome to the galley and main salon! Continue reading

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The sailboat birth of Jack Benjamin: Part 3

Not since the births of my own children have I been so overtly reminded of how great God is and how blessed we are to be a part of this miraculous life. 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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A Virtual Tour: the Aft Cabin

Please be careful as we step down into the aft cabin. There is only room for a couple of people down here at once, so take a quick look and then move along so others behind you can see. Continue reading

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A Virtual Tour: the Cockpit

Please watch your step as we move down into the cockpit. 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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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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