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Kids Corner for Fri, May 30th

Hello, everybody!!! Today I’m gonna tell you about “GLORIETA BAY, PART 2. Anyway, we were totally all like “OMG!” about the rug shark, jumping up and down and waving at our parents to get over here A.S.A.P. {as soon as possible}anyway, our parents told us to leave it alone, as for it probably had all kinds of infectious diseases and germs. After that we went back to the boat and had dinner. After that we went to bed. In the morning we enjoyed our hot chocolate and coffee. Unsurprisingly, dad didn’t want anything, he just wanted to mess with the mast. That day we went to shore! We had an awesome dinner of mextex food, then went to the beloved…{drumroll please}…ICE CREAM STORE! it was amazing! They even had “MANGO TANGO”! after that we went to the book store. I’m a Percy Jackson fan, so of course, I saw what they had. Even though I’ve read the whole series, I still wanted to see what they had. Apparently, they DID have something I had not read. It was called “PERCY JACKSONS GREEK GODS”. It was pretty good. Anyways, we left after that. The next morning, we got up bright and early to leave Glorieta bay. Teagan up and out.

We did this trip about a month ago as test # 1 of our new solar system, which worked fine.  It’s been a busy last couple of weeks, we’ll update in more posts-




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Hey, guys! I’m back! So today I’m going to talk about our trip to Glorieta bay! It was an easy trip getting there. We were right next to the beach, which was awesome! We had a nice steak for dinner, then were rocked to sleep by the waves. In the morning, bright and early, we went to the beach to let Quincy, our dog, use the bathroom. But just as we were pulling into shore, our dad lost his grip on the leash, and let’s just say that Quincy went for an unexpected walk in this really expensive golf course. She scared a few golfers, peed on the golf course, you know, the usual. When we finally got her back, we went back to the boat. Dad was furious. I lounged in the sun all day, and even fell asleep a few times. we went back to the beach again, and even found a few golf balls. The best part though, was this giant carcass of a rug shark! Anyway, this story, IS TO BE CONTINUED……

Quincy anchored TO THE BEACH with Tulum V anchored in the background.
Tulum, after getting Ice Cream on the island.



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Teagan didn’t get time to write Kids Corner this week and it’s likely my fault.  Time seemed to fold both this week and last together.  Her writing will be back in full force next week. 

Ok,,,,I’m out!


Kids Corner on Friday, 190426

From Teagan: 


Today I’m going tell you about Disney land. So first we went in the car for TEN INSUFFERABLE hours! then when we FINALLY got there, the hotel was actually pretty cool. They had a glowing fountain in the courtyard, glowing lights everywhere, and the elevator was see through! Disney land was the best, though. my favorite rides were space mountain and Grizzly river run. Space mountain actually went upside down!!! And grizzly river run was fun too, because your on this river raft, and you go into this tunnel on the raft, when suddenly, WOOSHG! There’s this waterfall, and you go down it, and EVERYBODY gets wet! it’s awesome! Then we went back to the hotel, and the best thing happened! FIREWORKS shot from the sky like waterspouts! It was awesome! Anyway, I have to go. Bye! TEAGAN UP AND OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

As you can read, I pretty much put my daughter’s writing on here with few edits, allowing her 9-year old mind to write what she wants and start getting better and better at it.  I’m really impressed that she still sits down and writes on my computer at least once a week, coming up with these posts that I try to put out every Friday.  I hope I can get her to keep doing this, it’s pretty fantastic and the thought process is to give her and her sister a place to allow other kids to peer into their boat world.  It will get better as they start taking pictures on the trip with their own camera’s and excitement builds. 

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HOLA, AMIGOS {that means “hello, friends!” in spanish}!  I’ve got 3 words for you: “IT’S.SPRING.BREAK!!!” today we went to Balboa park! We had a picnic, then we went to the San Diego Railroad Museum. Then we had some herbal tea and went to the Japanese garden…okay, I’d like to say that the rebel part of my brain says that it did NOT match my “rebel person” style, but then dad would be mad at me. After that we went to the “world cottages”, this place where there are all kinds of cottages, and each one represents a different country. And then there was “the ‘round the world gift store”, with all kinds of different gifts from other countries. I got this kind of flute, except it was many different flutes stuck together. I gotta go amigos. See ya later! TEAGAN UP AND OUT!   

Kids Corner is written by my 9yr old daughter who lives full time on our Aleutian 51 Sailboat while we’re on the dock here in San Diego.  We’re waiting on a couple more large milestones (wife’s retirement and cutting the docklines in November) until we start cruising full time.  My daughters writing is only lightly edited by me and I don’t change content unless something could be mistaken for offensive (have never had to do that yet).  I’m glad she’s writing and expanding her world.

We’re working hard to bring you good content on this website, our Pinterest site, our slowly expanding YouTube site and we have Patreon set up.                                

Kids Corner for 190329

From Teagan, writing on board Tulum 5:

H-E-L-L-O. WHATS THAT SPELL? HELLLOOOOOO! Okay, sooooooo, today, I’m gonna tell ya why I have not been posting. So it was allll dads fault. He wanted to make the boat more FANCY, so he got our boat taken OUT of the water. Apparently, there’s no internet connection. I NEED internet connection, or else ALAS I cannot post. Anyway, on saint patties day, WE WENT was soooo exiting! We have not been sailing for AGES, so of course the boat REALLY needed to stretch anyways, I gotta go. Bye. TEAGAN UP AND OUT!!!!!  

The post above was lightly edited by me for readability but 99.9% of all that is Teagan’s words.  We’re working on her writing more and she’s started to converse with a pen-pal on another boat by email.


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HELLOOOOO!!!!!  Guess what? I’M BACK!!! PS something you should know about me: I have read the WHOLE series of Harry Potter.  Awesome, right?  Now that I realize it, I don’t really have a lot to talk about but dad would get really mad at me if I just leave most of this-what is it called? I’m gonna go with typing paper-typing paper blank, so I’m gonna keep typing.  At school, we’ve{me and my classmates} been told we’re going to start working on this biography on any famous person we want.   Anyone.   Alive or dead.   I of course chose {AHEM} LEONARDO DA VINCI!!!!-AKA to be THE most famous inventor alive! That is if he was alive. When my teacher said we could do as many reports as we want to, at that moment I was seriously FREAKING OUT!!! My next biography will be about {AHEM, again} MOTHER TERESA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AKA, she helped out the poor a motherload! After that, I’ll do {AHEM- for the second time} SALLY RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she was the first women in space {GO WOMEN!} After that I’ll be doing A-B-R-A-H-A-M LINCOLN.  YAWN. Well, I gotta go. See y’all later! TEAGAN UP AND OUT!!!

(From the actual author….remember when you read this that it’s written by a 9-year old.  Her enthusiasm comes through huh?  CALLING ALL PEN PALS- if your kids have questions about boat life, I’ll make sure Teagan answers them in her writings, but you’ve got to send them to me in comments-)

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HELLO everybody!!!!  I’m back!  P.S, I know that all of those EXCLAMATION marks are kind of not needed, BUT, in my family, if someone said that to me I would TOTALLY F-R-E-A-K OUT!!!! Seriously. ANYWAY, I didn’t exactly go into the details about myself so I know that if you’re at home reading this, then you’re probably about to say “O.M.G. there’s more to know about this girl”?! And then you’re probably about to scream because you loved my so much. Right?  My name is Teagan, I’m 9 years old, and I live on a sailboat!  Anyways, I have recently gone to a bird store where I thought I would get a parrot, but apparently not.  There we looked at the smallest cages that the bird would be comfortable enough in and then the guy showing us around took this very beautiful bird out of one of the cages.  It was green all around its body, but its tail and the underside of its wings were red. The guy said it was a male Eclectus parrot, and that it was the best bird to go on a boat. Unlike a lot of parrots, if you gave it enough toys, it won’t chew on the wood of the boat (as much as some of the others).  The best part though was that it could talk! It was a very beautiful bird and I totally recommend one.  If you live in San Diego, then you can visit the place, called “Our Feathered Friends”. I gotta go, so see ya all next post. Teagan, UP AND OUT!

This post was conceived and written by my 9-year old daughter Teagan…lightly edited for grammar and spelling by me.   If you like kids corner and your kids would like to pen pal with Teagan (9) or Kellyn (7); their comments and questions would be most welcomed and the girls will respond to each-


Kids Corner- Living on a Boat When You’re a Kid

As parents we’re working to get our kids involved with boat and cruising life (little by little) even as we sit on the dock.  The kids go to school M-F here on the dock and don’t have lots of free time during the school week, but on weekends have more time.  I told them I would start a place for them to post their own thoughts and writings on the blog as a way to get them involved with discussing the world around them; both here and out cruising.  So here goes, the first combined blog post by both of my girls, Kellyn age 7 and Teagan age 9.  Teagan or Kellyn or both will be posting at least once per week, trying for Sunday from now on.  (more…)