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Mosaic Family Voyage: A Guest Gets a Glimpse of Boat Life

Mosaic Family Voyage: A Guest Gets a Glimpse of Boat Life

In the five years that we’ve owned and lived aboard our 40-foot sailboat, we’ve never had any visitors come stay on the boat for a weekend to experience boat life with us. Friends and family would come visit occasionally when we were living in the marina in Portland, and our parents have visited frequently since we moved the boat up to the Puget Sound. They would always get a hotel room for their stay or bring their own RV up for the duration.

Few people that we know from back home would have any desire to stay on a sailboat for any extended period of time. And that’s fine—we totally get it. It’s a small space. It moves in unexpected and unpredictable ways. There are inconveniences, for sure. But recently, Brenden’s dad took a couple of days off work and joined us aboard for a long weekend of cruising.

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Rachel Messerschmidt and her family are Clark County natives currently living and cruising full time aboard their sailboat, Mosaic, in the Pacific Northwest. Rachel blogs about her life and journey at Mosaic Voyage and shares her family’s adventures in a monthly column in Vancouver Family Magazine.

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