In Episode 44 we share part 1 of multiple episodes with the Cooper Family who left their life in Santa Cruz to sail the South Pacific for 2 years. We hear from both Brian and Robyn Cooper about their 6-year path leading up to today where they are days away boarding a plane for Fiji with their young daughters where their new home, a 45 foot sailing ketch, waits for them on the water. We hear of Brian's background with boats, fishing, and surfing that generated his approach to this new life on a boat and the unlimited challenges he expects to face. Robyn shares her story of having the lifelong dream to live full-time on a boat in tropical waters, her approach to learn sailing, and the logistics that goes into planning and packing for a family of four. We will plan to speak again with the Coopers in mid-2019 to hear how their trip has gone and how their own perspective on family life, sailing, and living aboard may have changed.
Thanks for sharing Brian and Robyn's ocean life with us. You can find pictures and video of them on Facebook. You can also find good stuff on the ThisOceanLife.TV Instagram and Facebook pages. We are on Twitter ranting about anything cool happening in the ocean.
This episode is sponsored by Shearwater Paddleboards, a family-owned company that hand-crafts prone paddle boards and surfboards in rugged Northern California. If you want to be fast, smooth, and comfortable in the water check them out at www.ShearWaterPaddleboards.com