Monday, July 27, 2015

Interview with a Cruising Family

Interview with a Cruising Family

By Katelyn Haines

Q: How has this boating experience changed you?

Hannah: I feel more adventurous. I feel like I have more freedom than someone living in a house.

Danielle: I think living on a boat has simplified my life. I don’t feel the need to do all the primpy things I would have to do if I lived on land. I also own a lot less shoes.

Jake: It has changed me from several different aspects. I see life differently, I look at people differently, and I appreciate the closeness and time we get to spend together as a family.

Q: What did you miss the most about the US when you were in Mexico for six months?

H: I missed the people who spoke my own language and some restaurants. I also missed the libraries as well.  

D: Not much. But I did miss. . . Taco Bell and pretzels.

J: I guess I missed Taco Bell.

Q: Is it a relief to be done cruising for six months?

H: Yeah, a little bit. I’ve been on a boat, where I sometimes got seasick, and now I’m on land, where I have more space to play. But I still like the boat.

D: I thought it would be a nice break, but I’m already itching to get back and away from the daily grind.

J: Not really. I don’t think of it as a relief, and I already kind of miss it.

Q: What is the best thing about living on a boat? The worst?

H: You can stay up all you want. It’s not a creaky house, and, to me, it’s more comfortable. But, sometimes when we’re sailing, I get seasick. I really wish we had room for a dog, even though mom and dad say we don’t have enough room and it’d be hard with a dog on board.

D: The best thing is seeing things I wouldn’t see on land. The dolphins, sea turtles, whales. . . And seeing the sun rise and set on the water every day. The worst thing is living without a washing machine or dish washer.

J: The freedom and the opportunity to travel together as a family.  As far as the bad things, I think we just deal with them differently. I mean, there’s nothing bad, bad about living on a boat, you keep up with maintenance just like you would if you lived in a house. Some days are better than others.

Q: What has been your favorite place and why?

H: La Cruz and Mazatl├ín because it just reminded me of the US and at the time I really missed it. Also, in Mazatl├ín, I liked it when we woke up and saw palm trees and fog.  

D: It’s hard to pick just one . . . I would say Isla Grande, because the water was beautiful and clear, and the snorkeling was fun.

J: Gosh, that’s a hard one. My favorite place is the open ocean. Why? Because it’s ever changing and takes to new lands, new places.

1 comment:

  1. Miss you guys. Just checking up on the blogs today and seeing where everyone is. Looks like the plan worked and we will be seeing you out there soon enough. If you get bored or sick come visit us in the mountains or on our new island home :)


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