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The other Europe

We know we were lucky to be exploring Mediterranean Spain by sea last year. And the Caribbean the years before that. There’s no place like home (clicking the heels of my flip flops) when it’s Folly Beach though. We have found a community of friends at home to make the lonely wandering feel not so […]

Can I Come Back?

“Can I come back?”  A couple months ago, after returning from our trip abroad and well into homeschooling back in Folly Beach, Quinn made an error in judgement and was promptly kicked out of school (yes, that means ‘sent to his room’).  Our session was interrupted by an airplane with those very words.  Humbled, he […]

Horses and Horses

by Gherty Walling 31/07/18 The town that the horse festival was in is called Migjorn which is in Menorca. Yes, we made it to Menorca. The horse festival was awesome!! At first it was boring because all we were doing was sitting around while mom and dad were drinking beer they got from a bar […]

Horseback Riding

By Che walling I had never experienced what is was like to ride a horse. But as soon as I did, I loved it. Before all this happened, Dad, Gherty, and I were trying to get a cab to the horseback riding place. Soon we found a taxi, and the taxi driver took us to […]

Quinn’s Blog on Spain2!

Written By: Quinn Walling. No illustrator. The date is July the 31st 2018 Yesterday we went Horseback-riding. It was fun. My horse’s name was Symphony. To get there we had to go in 2 taxis. (That is the rule in the ballearic islands.) So, Dad, Gherty, and Che went in 1, and Mom and I […]

Adios Mallorca

I awoke today in flat calm Porto Colom to Kelly sneaking about, engine running, making last minute preparations to slip the mooring lines and cast off. She had Madame Geneva all set and said, “I got this”. I lurched out of bed to see that she did, so she finished her routine, cast off the […]

Quinn’s blog

Quinn’s Blog! Written by: Quinn walling The date today is 7/16/2018 2 days ago, we were at an anchorage. In the morning we just got up and started to go to Sant Elmo, but it was jam packed, so we went to go to another anchorage. When we got there, we went swimming. After swimming […]

Doing What We Can, When We Can

Justin first saw the juvenile seagull floating nearby Madame Geneva.  We were anchored outside the seawall of Port de Alcudia, having picked up our friend the evening before.  Suzanne and I had already taken a swim.  The sun was still low and held the water captive with a fine sparkle of light, interrupted only by […]

My Lady of Spain

We have been off the grid for another month now. We’ve made fresh water from sea water nearly every night to drink, shower and wash dishes. We’ve generated our own power, grilled our food and entertained ourselves over family Yahtzee, backgammon, books on tape and movies. Laundry gets washed aboard and wet swimsuits and towels […]