Thought I would write a post about how 4-year old Ethan is adjusting to life in the Bahamas and on the boat. His previous sailing experiences involved day sailing on our O’Day 23 in California, and bareboat chartering in the British Virgin Islands.
We were not sure whether Ethan would get seasick or not, and debated whether to give him Dramamine Jr., which his pediatrician had suggested. In the end, we went with no medication, and that was the right way to go.
Even in pounding seas on the nose, Ethan has not been seasick at all. He usually naps during a passage for an hour or two, then play with toys, talks up a storm, and munches on snacks. We also set up a cuban yoyo fishing reel so he can see if we catch any fish. Another activity is to look for dolphins.
Once we reach land, we make sure to plan fun activities each day. We also need to fit preschool into the day, right now Ethan is learning his ABC’s, writing his name, and today, he will be researching all about space and Manatees since making friends with the local 2 manatees here in Great Harbour Cay- JJ and Kong:
We are on the lookout for other children for Ethan to play with. So fortunate to have found another 4 year old for Ethan to play with each day right now. Social opportunities are so important, especially since missing all his wonderful friends back at Happyland Preschool in Ft. Lauderdale.
Below are a few snapshots of our days- at the beach, experiencing local culture, learning new skills, etc. Today, we are going conch hunting with a dinghy ride to a far beach. Hope you have enjoyed a look into how Ethan is adjusting to time in the Bahamas.