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Travel blog of Shawna Gauthier

A Life On Hold…

As I write this I am overwhelmed with a variety of emotions.  Sad, confused, a little down and even a wave of excitement is burning within my soul.  How can a single person feel all of these emotions at the same time?  When you have the opportunity to experience what most people only dream of, […]

Searching for a cure….

Do you remember when you were young and couldn’t wait for summer?  That giddy feeling when you flipped the calendar, the one with all the cute furry puppies or the “bunny” of the month, from March to April?  When the air filled with the fragrant smells of little blades of grass and tiny flowers peaking […]

Does Size Really Matter?

Well, I guess it all depends on what you are measuring.  When it comes to bank accounts, the bigger the better; when it comes to debt, well I think you get the idea.  How about when it comes to boats that you want to live on or cross seas and oceans in?  The bigger the […]

The Weather is Here….

I am sitting here in the salon of our beautiful sailboat, swinging on the hook in one of the most beautiful harbors we have seen on our journey.  The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the butterflies are fluttering, and the water is clear, blue, and inviting me to dive in.  Our plans this […]

Not All Fun and Games…

We are still in Grenada.  It is absolutely beautiful here, however, we are “on the hard”.  For those of you who have never heard that term, it means our boat is out of the water, on dry land, propped up by jack stands.  We are still living aboard and we have to climb up and […]