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post #15 of Old 12-17-2010
Craig Smith
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Originally Posted by chall03 View Post
So when we tell them that we are actually still planning a year long sabbatical cruise for about June, up the coast, a bit of the Pacific and see how we go......looks of instant horror seem to appear on the faces of experienced and in-experienced folk alike as they begin to gesture wildly at my wife's belly and begin exclaiming "but the baby!"

Are we crazy to still be considering cruising??
I spent the first three years of my life onboard my parents' 39'er in the South Pacific and SE Asia. This was back in the good ol' days of cruising when men were real men, GPS was science fiction, and you only had two choices for an anchor. I seemed to survive other than apparently nearly buying it c/o malaria.

My parents will and do readily recommend raising babies and young children onboard. It sounds like you're on top of the health thing. Teach the little tyke to swim before s/he can walk and you'll be in business.
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