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

Living aboard

Clean bill of health

Clean bill of health

We’ve had a couple of pieces of good news over the last few days. The day before yesterday, the surveyor came out to have a look at Iron Will while she was out of the water.  As I mentioned before, due to a combination of […]

Ships and sailors rot in port

Ships and sailors rot in port

We’ve had a rotten week.  Despite vowing to view this extra month in the marina as a holiday, we’ve all feel feeling stuck and cranky. Our lifting day got moved back every day until another whole week had passed and we’re still not in the […]

We ain’t going anywhere!

We ain’t going anywhere!

We’re staying another month.  We talked about it last night and the outstanding repairs can’t really be done at anchor.  It’s not like they’re optional works either; the boat needs to get this stuff done to be safe to sail, so we don’t really have […]

Living aboard: Week 1

Living aboard: Week 1

We’ve been living aboard for a week now.  It’s mostly great but there are still plenty of challenges.  We still have piles of crap everywhere, are struggling to stow everything, walk for miles to get to the car, lug shopping around in the boiling sun […]

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, […]