The Stewart family buy a boat, jack it all in and go sailing!

Month: July 2017

Finally, boatdwellers

Finally, boatdwellers

We’re officially liveaboards! Last night was our second one on board as residents  The boat still looks like we’ve been burgled, but the house is now empty and pristine and ready for some new occupiers – we just need the real estate to rustle some […]

Becoming liveaboards – the final countdown

Becoming liveaboards – the final countdown

We’re moving aboard in 3 days.  The house is becoming emptier and more spacious and echoey, while the boat is bursting at the seams.  There are crates of stuff piled in every cabin as there hasn’t been time to stow our belongings, and you have to climb […]

Whitsunday Times article

Whitsunday Times article

Lovely write up in the Whitsunday Times today 😀 (Tilly was sad she’s not in the pics cos she was away that day) Now we just need to actually get on board and GO somewhere! http://ow.ly/XVPD30dAGYM Sailing family ‘going where the wind will take them’ Peter Carruthers […]

ABC Tropical North of Facebook

ABC Tropical North of Facebook

We were featured on ABC Tropical North’s Facebook page. We love all the encouraging comments, thanks guys! Link HERE. Whitsundays parents Annabel and Matthew Stewart have quit their jobs and will rent out their home to set sail with their family along the east coast of […]

Radio interview

Radio interview

Our radio interview on ABC Tropical North was broadcast today.  It’s very strange hearing a recording of yourself, but it went well and we’re hoping it’ll give other families food for thought. CLICK HERE to listen.

Haven? or Hades?

Haven? or Hades?

T minus 8.  A week tomorrow and we will be liveaboards! Our 12 month adventure will have properly begun.  It feels strange to think that next Sunday night will be the last we sleep in our lovely house for a while. The bed, I have to say, […]

Fame and fortune?

Fame and fortune?

We had a lot of fun filming on Iron Will today.  ABC’s daily analysis and social commentary programme “The Drum” are planning a segment on why some Aussie families choose an unconventional lifestyle, and we’re going to be one of those unconventional families! It started […]

More setbacks

More setbacks

Matt and I both know that pretty much anything to do with boats gets delayed, takes longer and costs more than you expect.   So we  were  annoyed – but not surprised – when the boatyard called this week to say we weren’t being hauled out next […]