Sunday, August 23, 2009

How a Boat is Like an Amusement Park

Riding on the bow during big waves is like a roller coaster.
Paddling a kayak down tidal rapids is like a log ride.
But building your own zipline is the best ride of all.
We built it using our stern line in a place called Smugglers Cove.
First we attached a pully and a tube for a seat
then I climbed on and went!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Squirrel Cove Tidal Rapids

I went white water rafting and swimming in the tidal rapids at Squirrel Cove. (Mum's note - the cove has a tidal lagoon that fills at high tide making for some fun rapids.)
It was great. You have to lay really flat because the water is shallow and you can hit the rocks.
We paddled down and swam down.
We did it for two days in a row.

One day was with my new friend Mackenzie.
We saw sea anenomes and star fish.
When we got cold we went back to the boat for hot chocolate.
Please tell me if you like reading my blog and let me know if you have any questions about my life on the boat with my mum, dad and Charlie the cat. I like knowing that someone reads what I write.
From Maia

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cinnamon Buns Galore

When you live on a boat, sometimes the bakeries float

Cinnamon buns for sailors

So very yummy!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Here I am fossiling on the Puntledge River in Courtenay. It's fun but very dusty.

Here's a tooth that belonged to a shark 80-million-years ago. I don't want to meet him.

To find a fossil you need to bang at the rock and then pick-up each piece and look at it. Fossils are old animals that were squished under lots of mud.

This is an ammonite.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


When we first began planning this trip with Maia there were images I held in my mind.
I saw us having many adventures together, but the ones I most looked forward to were the ones I witnessed, from a distance as a spectator.I don't really know what she thought or felt when she encoutered the seals, but I can recall my own explorations - my own encounters. And I can imagine.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Holding the Sun

People often ask us how Maia will spend her hours at sea.
Wondering how she will manage without TV, movies and malls
They ask us if we're worried that she will be bored.
We're not.