The Sea Scout, a 30 foot Dufour Arpège built in  France, under full sail near Bermuda. Olina is at the helm, Nico at the mast
The Sea Scout, a 30 foot Dufour Arpège built in France, under full sail near Bermuda. Olina is at the helm, Nico at the mast
In the fall of 1998  we took our children out of school and sailed to the Bahamas. Here is Jana, eleven at the time, on the foredeck...
In the fall of 1998 we took our children out of school and sailed to the Bahamas. Here is Jana, eleven at the time, on the foredeck...
... and Nico, thirteen, steering across the Great Bahama Bank
... and Nico, thirteen, steering across the Great Bahama Bank
The children were home schooled for a year. Actually, they mostly schooled themselves
The children were home schooled for a year. Actually, they mostly schooled themselves
When we returned they both skipped a grade in algebra, Jana also in French, and Nico didn't have to do any geometry anymore
When we returned they both skipped a grade in algebra, Jana also in French, and Nico didn't have to do any geometry anymore
In 2002 we sailed to the Arctic. Here the boat is docked in Red Bay in Labrador, the last stop before crossing to Greenland.
In 2002 we sailed to the Arctic. Here the boat is docked in Red Bay in Labrador, the last stop before crossing to Greenland.
The first big icebergs started to show up in  Disko Bay, off the West Coast of Greenland. This one was about ten stories high
The first big icebergs started to show up in Disko Bay, off the West Coast of Greenland. This one was about ten stories high
Nico and Jana sailing in Davis Strait, in full Arctic gear
Nico and Jana sailing in Davis Strait, in full Arctic gear
Sunrise in Ata Sunt, with Disko Island in the background
Sunrise in Ata Sunt, with Disko Island in the background
In the galley of the Sea Scout
In the galley of the Sea Scout
At anchor facing the Eqi Glacier, the most northerly point we reached
At anchor facing the Eqi Glacier, the most northerly point we reached
71° 45' N, 51° 40' W, 350 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The expedition lasted more than six months
71° 45' N, 51° 40' W, 350 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The expedition lasted more than six months
In 2007 Sea Scout made her last big voyage to Haiti and Cuba. This picture was taken 300 miles south of Bermuda
In 2007 Sea Scout made her last big voyage to Haiti and Cuba. This picture was taken 300 miles south of Bermuda
Sea Scout was a Spartan vessel. We took saltwater showers on the foredeck before making landfall in the Virgin Islands
Sea Scout was a Spartan vessel. We took saltwater showers on the foredeck before making landfall in the Virgin Islands
We broke the boom in Mona Strait, between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic
We broke the boom in Mona Strait, between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic
On uninhabited Isla de Mona Nico and friend and crew member David made a new one out of bamboo
On uninhabited Isla de Mona Nico and friend and crew member David made a new one out of bamboo
At anchor in Kaikok harbor on île à Vache, a small island off the south coast of Haiti
At anchor in Kaikok harbor on île à Vache, a small island off the south coast of Haiti
Zombies at the carnaval in Jacmel in Haiti
Zombies at the carnaval in Jacmel in Haiti
At the time, American yachts couldn't sail to Cuba, at least not legally, so we changed our flag and hailing port
At the time, American yachts couldn't sail to Cuba, at least not legally, so we changed our flag and hailing port
In every Cuban port the boat was searched by police officers with dogs sniffing around for drugs, guns, and Cuban stowaways
In every Cuban port the boat was searched by police officers with dogs sniffing around for drugs, guns, and Cuban stowaways
Santiago de Cuba
Santiago de Cuba
At anchor in the Camarreos archipelago
At anchor in the Camarreos archipelago
Nueva Gerona on Isla de la Juventud
Nueva Gerona on Isla de la Juventud
Our Nueva Gerona fisherman friend Ivan in his carnaval costume
Our Nueva Gerona fisherman friend Ivan in his carnaval costume
Riding the trade winds to Cabo Corrienties before catching the Gulf Stream to Havana
Riding the trade winds to Cabo Corrienties before catching the Gulf Stream to Havana
Mahi-mahi! Sea Scout had no fridge, so after the rare big catch we ate fish three times a day for three days
Mahi-mahi! Sea Scout had no fridge, so after the rare big catch we ate fish three times a day for three days

The Voyages of the Sea Scout

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