Postcards

Unikaflo : already one year !

Published on 01 december 2014 at 0h00

Create a notification for "Postcards"

"After the Canal du Midi, we had to adapt our movements depending upon the weather. One night when we were moored in Frioul, a heavy swell caught us and the anchor dragged. We were two meters from hitting the rocks, before deciding to head for port. Terrifying! A year on the water also means a year's schooling onboard. There are three of them to keep us occupied: the two three year old girls (cousins) and our eldest son who is 6. We chose not to use the French home-school program as it was a bit too bookish for our liking. We preferred to do the teaching ourselves with various support materials, one source being from a Belgian teaching body which is very entertaining. We only do around 15 to 30 minutes of lessons per day and no more. The real learning happens when we're out and about visiting every day, and when cooking and just chatting. And there's more than just school: the docks are full of other children. The friends are never the same, and one of the great things is that they are always discovering new ...

This article appeared in issue 139. To read the article in full, buy this issue individually

Log in

Password forgotten ?

Become a member

Become a Multihulls World Community Member for free and get exclusive benefits

Become a member

Share this article