Mosaic Family Voyage: Wintertime Wanderlust

Mosaic Family Voyage: Wintertime Wanderlust

This last winter was an interesting mix of anticipation, excitement, fatigue, and frustration. On one hand, we knew it was our final winter in the Pacific Northwest, and that warm sunny beaches were in our future, as we are currently planning to sail to Mexico later this year. On the other, ongoing COVID-19 angst and general seasonal depression was hanging over our heads.

We decided early on, before even bringing the boat south from the San Juan Islands to Olympia for the winter, that we were OK with being off the boat for the harsh winter season. We’ve lived aboard full time here in the Pacific Northwest for four winters and we no longer feel the need to “prove” ourselves or our commitment to our lifestyle.

Read the rest of this article in the full digital issue below.

Go here to read more of the Messerschmidt family’s adventures at sea.

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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