19/05/2017: Not quite 2 years, and 47 kids boat!
So we have been sailing, for almost 2 years now, and have met 46 kid boats. I keep a journal, and write in it (or at least try to) everyday. I usually write; what we did that day, where we are, and who we are with.
One day, I decided to write every kid boat we had every met. At the time it was only about 5 or 10, but over the course of the last two seasons, the number has been adding, and sometime at an alarming rate.
If you are new to cruising, or are planning on cruising in the near future, worry not, for there are children everywhere. You may just have to wait a few weeks, but for a child, that may sound like years. And I have not met a kid boat that is not happy to meet a new kid.
Here are who we have met so far: note this is not in order. ** *
Cat2fold: Georgie (11) and Beo (9) **
Empyrean; Zoey (5), Hannah (13), Emily (18) **
Beach Flea; Luke (11), Abby (14)**
Pesto; Raquel (11), Paulo (13)*
Full Monty; Colin (14), Justine (17)**
Pickles; William (12), Henry (13), Julia (15), and Christopher (17)**
Caramba; Hunter (9), Logan (12)**
August Dream 2; Annabelle (13)**
Cielo Grande; Lillie (4), Finn (6)*
Me Too; Brilee (17)**
Sarita; Katya (13)*
Terrapin; Emma (12), Jessica (13) ** *
Enough; Noah (10) Horatio (12)*
Wild Rumpus; Julian (5) Liam (9) Cassidy (12)** *
Batu; Sarah (13) Shawn (16)*
Ricki Tivi Tavi; Neli (8) Liam (11)** *
Waponi Woo; India (13)**
Kenta Anae; Matero (12) Shandro (14)** *
Tribe; Kikko (13) Kekoa (14) Nakia (15) **
Agamere; Simi (12) Maggie (9) William (7)*
Ceilydh; Maia (15)**
Zoe B.; Zoe (14) Hal (14)** *
Spanish Stroll; Andrew (14) Ariana (16)*
Namaste; Journey (15)*
Luminesce; Sophia (9) Anna (12)** *
Coastal Drifter; Ethan (age not available)*
Sang Vin; Jaydin (6) Dylan (11)*
Banyan; Esa (8) Adi (10)*
YOLO; Coulter (5) Prestley (9)*
Ballena; Roomy (30 Martin (9)*
Raireva; Isaiah (9)** *
Mango Mango; Memphis (16)** *
Velella; Leo (6) Benjamin (9)**
Velella Velella ; Edalin (3 ½)** *
Cape D; Julian (13)*
Zimovia; Dean (4) Ellie (5) Scott (8)**
Dakota; Finnley (5) Elliot (8)**
Wiz; Cooper (10)**
Nomi; Maeve (8) Moran (12)** *
Saverona; Nico (14)*
Magic Lady; Kaleb (11)*
Alert; Emily (5) Oliver (9)
Sea Glass; James (9) Jacob (14) Josh (16)**
Salt and Light; Karis (15) Toby (18)**
Secret Water; Josiah (11) Eli (9) Finn (8)**
Promise; Ali (12) Robert (9) **
Elandria ; Conner and Dylan **
Some of these kid boats have retired, some are still in Mexico, some are in the South Pacific, or beyond. But the one thing about cruising kids I love, is that if you guys haven’t seen each other in 4 years, you pick up right where you left off (minus the fact that they are all super cool and nice).
These past two seasons have been amazing. Not only are the people really nice, but the food and weather has been amazing. There were fun and games, nicknames, sleepovers, and movies, as well as parting ways, and “aloha’s”.
I am glad, in the end that my parents made us go on this trip, because I have learned so much, and have met so many cool people along the way.
Aloha, till next time,
**kids this season * last season ** * both seasons
shout out to elsie, hey hope you’re well, and I miss you tons!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep in touch