Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Boo and Birthday
By Michaeal

Even Mona gets thirsty.
The end of October is always a special time for the Del Viento crew. Windy turns a year older, Eleanor’s birthday is just before Halloween, there’s the dress-up-and-candy day itself, and then soon after, I pull another year away from Windy.

Eleanor’s birthday was low-key and enjoyable. For Halloween we planned to be on a mooring off Musket Cove, a resort on an island off the coast of Nadi. We heard there might be other kid boats there, many waiting for a window to make the hop to New Zealand.

It didn’t disappoint, one of our girls’ favorite cruising Halloweens so far—and that’s saying a lot, given the success of Santa Rosalia a few years back and Woodacre before that.

Next Halloween? We're shooting for Montana. More on those plans in a future post.


It's really all about this group, kind of magical. All the kids
clicked, nearly all a bit on the older side. They're not all pictured
here, but from Del Viento, Terrapin, Pesto, Me Too, So What, Enough,
and an unnamed boat.

Eleanor opening one of  her birthday gifts, a
pedal for her electric piano. All wearing her new
21 Pilots t-shirt and her new bandana.
Definitely a black theme, welcome 14!

On the beach doing the birthday cake thing.

The girls came up with and executed their costumes
themselves. Surprisingly, all we had to acquire were
the plastic flowers for Frida's head décor. Leo wasn't
around, so Mona painted her own cardboard
background and frame.

Halloween 2017

Not all of them, only those we could rally for this photo.
Many of the adults were in costume too and thanks to
some of us just back from trips to the States,
there were the Halloween staples like you
cannot find in Fiji: Snickers, Take Five, Twix, etc.


  1. Awesome glimpse into life as a cruising family. I'm always curious how people who travel full-time manage to make/keep the holidays special when you're in a new place every year. Now.....electric piano?!?! On a sailboat?!?

    1. Thanks for the nice words, Stacey. Not unheard of at all. Of course, not talking a full-size piano, just one like this:
      All the best.

  2. Love the costumes - especially Mona! So cool to see all the cruising kids together! Montana?! Looking forward to details...

  3. I am sure you guys had all the fun while cruising and having picnic at sea shore. It feels good when you share your such experiences.

  4. How fun--we had a blast with many of those boats in Mexico (Pickles, Terrapin, Me to etc). They are a great group of kids--our favourite combo ever.

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