I love doing these picture recaps of our year because then I get to sit back and look through ALL of our pictures and recall every single crazy adventure that we have had in a 12 month period.
Because our lives never seem to slow down I had a lot of memories to sort through and select only the highlights (believe me it was really hard for me to dwindle these down to a tolerable amount to not make this picture real be hours long!).
I decided that the best way to view all of our adventures is by separating them by month, and then making two posts out of it all. So here it is,
The first 6 months of our 2016 adventures
Our year started off with making great new friends in Tanzania.
The food in Tanzania was delicious.
The beaches and kiting in Zanzibar was epic.
That time we followed Google’s GPS that was supposed to be a “MAIN” Zanzibar road and we ended up in a farmer’s field.
The 3 meter tidal change made for great sandbars.
Making friends where ever we went (this is Joel, a local Maasai)
The three days we had a private, fully catered, beach villa in Matemwe.
Restaurants like this dot the coast line of Zanzibar.
Meeting the rare Red Columbus monkeys up close.
The landing strip for our safari!
The girls’ faces made this trip AMAZING
Truly enjoyed our first ever safari
Layovers back towards our boat were colder than expected, thankfully we had sweet airplane socks!
A short stop-over in Miami to visit with long time boat friends.
Back on our boat and reuniting with friends that became even closer friends after these two survived their Tanzanian sailing adventure.
Enjoying boat life and beautiful sunsets in the Virgin Islands once again.
Back on the water enjoying his favorite sport
Getting back into our boat life
Arias continues to improver her kiting
Many March days looked like this
Meeting the Easter Bunny in the USVI
Trips the the BVI to hand out with these cuties for Isla’s birthday
Eben doing more boat work, this is a constant throughout the year
Our friend Jeff came and enjoyed some lobstering
The girls planning a sneak attack
Family photo atop Waterlemon bay
Enjoying the Carnival in STT
Arias appreciating the dance moves in the parade!!!
For Ellia’s birthday we got to meet this big rescue guy and learn all about him.
It took us 6 years to get this guy to finally come visit us on the boat
LOBSTERFEST in Maho
He really wanted to kite!
Reuniting the boat babies
Flying to Canada
The cousins are back together
Canadian summers were colder than we remembered!
We flew back for their wedding, Eben’s sister Jaala, and his first sailing partner, Jordan.
All dressed up for a beautifully bohemian wedding
Eben heading back to the boat and the girls and I were staying in Canada
Our summer home, with our extremely gracious friends.
While on land we took part in activities like football camp
Being back in Canada gave us a lot of time with my sister, Aunty Nene
Over the summer is when we decided to take steps towards better health/fitness
We joined our friends on a few fun Albertan camping trips
Arias was so proud of her catch
That was a busy first half of the year. The next half will be posted soon. Didn’t want to be overwhelming with fun adventures!