Welcome to the blog of the sailing vessel Abeona.

We are a family of 4 living aboard in Boston Harbor.

If you are new here, we suggest you start at the beginning, when we moved aboard Goblin, our first boat.


To Do List

First you make a list, then another list, and next thing you know you have a list of your lists.

Our list of lists keeps growing, we have a list of boat work we need to do, a list of jobs to hire someone for, a list of items to find on the boat, a list of things to buy, a list of topics to learn about, not to mention the ongoing list of things to sell, donate, or otherwise dispose of. At least we’ve started to cross the first few lines off the lists.

Kid Visit

Despite many, many delays, we got the kids to Catamut for their first visit to Goblin. Climbing a ladder with an almost two year old strapped to your back is entertaining, though nerve wracking. Kins was a good sport about it. Good thing Owen is old enough to climb on his own.

Too Much Stuff

It’s ridiculous how much stuff one house can accumulate. I’m blaming the house, it’s easier than admitting that 12+ years of 2 packrats and 2 kids living in the same place have expanded to fill every bit of the available space. New furniture comes in and the old never seems to go out. It just makes its way into less and less visible areas of the house. Hobbies are started, grow, and we’re sure will one day be returned to. Projects are completed and leftovers are saved “just in case.” One way or another, things pile up.