Join the Miller Family's adventures aboard s/v Sea Monkey


July 13, 2018

Earlier in our trip we interviewed the kids, and it turned out to be one of our most popular posts.  So now that a year of adventure has come to a close and we are headed back to Portland, we are revisiting those same questions.  We also asked the kids to choose some o...

July 6, 2018


As expected for early summer in the Bahamas, there had been thunderstorms off and on for a few weeks.  There were some big ones, and some scary ones, but this morning’s storm wasn’t either. In fact we were relaxing on our mooring at Warderick Wells eating lunch...

April 17, 2018

Sometimes a blog goes quiet for a while. Why?  

Where have the authors gone?  What are they doing that is more important that producing content?  Was there a problem? A crisis? A big change? A man overboard?

In our case it wasn’t really any of those things.  


February 2, 2018

This sailing thing is getting really real!  We have two overnight sails under our belts now: an easier one last week and then 78 nautical miles last night, our biggest sail to date.  

Actually, thanks to mild winds are relatively small waves the sail wasn’t su...

January 15, 2018

We’re in Sainte Anne, on the island of Martinique, to be specific.  This is the largest of the Windward Islands, and it is very much France.  Not “sort of French” but truly a part of France, much like Hawaii is part of the US (if Hawaii had been part of the US for hund...

December 8, 2017

How are the kids?  Are they Ok?

Before we set sail, thoughts about our kids’ healthy, safety, schooling, and sanity were high on our list of concerns.  To see how they're doing, this week during boatschool we asked them to write a response to a different question each d...

December 1, 2017

Since leaving Grenada a few weeks back we have done more sailing than we've done in all the months since we arrived in September. We had that first bad sail from Grenada to Carriacou early in our adventure, but when we did it again a few weeks ago it was much better. M...

November 17, 2017

Grenada has been our home for the past month and a half. We actually live on a boat currently; Sea Monkey is her name. But, at least once a day we head into shore to explore; excited to feel the earth under our feet. Also, the girls are like puppies and just need to ru...

October 13, 2017

Let me start with The Worst.

There was the six hour slugfest from St. George’s to Carriacou, sailing upwind into heavy gusts and waves that seemed to be stacked 10 feet high. The weather app we used had forecasted great weather, but all of the girls on board got nauseou...

October 6, 2017

We are finally sailors!

It wasn't easy, but we made it through our first real sail, Grenada to Carriacou. 6+ hours of open water, waves, wind, nausea, fatigue.

Things started well, with the family up front on the trampoline enjoying the sun and the breeze and the easy sa...

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