I have started this blog as a way of documenting a journey. A voyage into a new and unknown way of life that our family of four has been envisioning for the past few years. We have left behind work, school, home, and all those things that give us some false sense of security and comfort in order to find alternative ways of experiencing the world. We are now officially in a pursuit of happiness and adventure.
We have been dreaming about this journey since more than 6 years now, but the dream transformed into a solid plan in July of 2012 with a simple walk on a pier in Vancouver. There, we met Steve. Steve lives on a steal sail boat with his wife and three kids. They became a great inspiration.
In September 2012, I withdrew the kids from school. In October, my husband and I left work. In November, we piled up a bunch of clothes, books, and tools on our newly acquired 1988 34-feet motor home that we called Baba Ghanoush, and left our house in Bois-des-Filion, Quebec, fleeing south in search of a boat. After five months on the road, we found our version of the “perfect boat”. One that will be our home, our vehicle, and our school for an unknown number of years. A boat that will take us just about everywhere we want to go: Fata Morgana, a 2001 Robertson&Caine Leopard 38.
Here, I will be publishing photos and stories from our trip, at the same time commenting on a universe of diverse topics and issues that might come up along the way such as: education, art, politics and social issues, philosophy, cooking, literature and poetry, photography and film, religion and spirituality, history and geography, sport, fitness and health, flora and fauna, wildlife, urbanization, globalization, and of course, travel, escapism, adventure, sailing, fishing, and living in alternative ways, to name just a few. OK, more than a few…
Hopefully some of these themes will inspire debates. I welcome any opinions, comments, and advices in any of the five languages I am able to communicate in: English, French, Spanish, Bulgarian or Russian. Also, I expect blessings and good-luck wishes, small and large donations in any currency, as well as fishing tips and recipes.