Embracing crazy with the Bizjak Family on SV Litha.

 

 

Hi!  Welcome to our website!  We’re Kim and Justin!  We are high school sweethearts and have always been pretty adventurous together, so we’re used to hearing, “You’re doing WHAT?! You’re crazy!!” From spending a summer camping around Europe with a toddler, to moving across the country without knowing where we’d live, to cycling over 200 miles in a day, and running a marathon…

 

Our next adventure was to sell our house in Seattle in 2018 to spend almost two years sailing 7,085 nautical miles from California to New England with our kids, Tyler (Age 14), daughter Evie (Age 7), and our cat Cherry.  Living aboard our 1988 Irwin sailboat named Litha, we visited 8 countries (Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama) and crossed the Panama Canal!  Our plans changed a bit due to COVID and we are currently living aboard in Salem, Massachusetts so Tyler can attend high school.  We plan to cross the Atlantic Ocean and continue our adventure when he graduates!

 

We invite you to follow along for unique lifestyle inspiration for your own personal navigation!   

 

I hope we’re inspiring you to embrace crazy and live “Life off the deep end” too! ⛵️ ...

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When your closet leaks and everything inside is moldy, you pack up 9 Ikea bags of laundry and take it to a friend’s house and spend all day washing and drying. (Thank you @lizpw !!!) It’s awesome to have great friends, and also awesome to have a launch service from our mooring ball. This would have been at least 2 dinghy trips. (There’s garbage bags and donation bags here too.)
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#boatlife #allthelaundry #liveaboards #boatkids #hawthornecove #salemma
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Here comes Fay! Looks like 2am will be the worst for us. I don’t think we are getting much sleep tonight. Every so often we do miss living on land. ...

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Life off the deep end

Captain Mike invited us out on the Schooner Fame today. It’s always cool to see Litha from a neighboring boat, but it’s extra cool to see it from a replica of a 1812 era privateer! Of course our boat kids were naturals at raising the sails and helming the boat!
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#salemma #sailing #sailinglife #schoonerfame #fame #privateer #boatkids #kidsonboats #kids4sail #touristsinourowncity @ Salem, Massachusetts
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We found this conch shell in Panama and made it into a horn while in quarantine in the Dry Tortugas with our friends on SV Paanga. Now here in Salem Harbor, Evie blows it for tourists as they sail by us on the Schooner Fame. On this night, the fame sailed up right next to us and blew their canon! So fun!
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#conch #conchhorn #elsadress #sailing #sailinglife #liveaboards #livelifedifferently #kidsonboats #kids4sail #salemma #schoonerfame
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