Chris Draper · Cruising with kids · Sailing · Travel · Uncategorized

Hello Fille de Joie…


Yesterday we said goodbye to Bermuda after two awesome years. The past 6 weeks has been an emotional rollercoaster as only the America’s Cup can be. The highs, the lows, the pack up, the goodbyes all so intense.

Last night we arrived in Nanny Cay (British Virgin Islands) to begin the next  adventure on our Lipari 41 Cat. As we rocked up at the marina in a taxi with two sleeping kids during a torrential down pour I’ll admit I was nervous to say the least. However, turns out agreeing to buy a boat I’d never seen has panned our pretty damn well. Smiles all around as we boarded our new home.


Today was was all about getting the kids settled. Just us….all day….together. I think the last time that happened was due to a hurricane! We stashed all the useless junk that it was really important to bring 24hours ago & hit Nanny Cay pool & beaches. Day 1 rocked. Tomorrow it’s time to go sailing.


Each blog we’re keen to not sugar coat this experience completely, so will give you a taste of the not so great…

  • Our little blondie is now more green haired.
  • Despite her best efforts Lily still has a little finger after she shut it in a rather large door-doh!
  • Harry had some hanger issues- should be resolved when we’re properly provisioned.

9 thoughts on “Hello Fille de Joie…

  1. Great to hear all going well…looking forward to hearing how the sailing goes
    Make sure you visit ” the baths” awesome rocks xx


  2. What an awesome adventure. Look forward to hearing all about your epic travels and experiences. Lots of love to you all xxx


  3. Know how you feel! Fantastic. And The galapagos Islands too – heaven!
    Having left Stokes Bay, Gosport early last month, we’re cruising around the S. Brittany/Vendee/Loire area for around 6/8 weeks . It’s idyllic (all the time the sun’s shining and the winds are moderate that is!). It’swonderful going from island to island, marina to marina and meeting new and old friends. No children on board though – it’s the retirement thingy instead! Love it. Happy sailing to you all. x


  4. So glad you all made it in one piece. Enjoy your adventure, I look forward to your updates!! XX Petra


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