DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED
This page includes sections on:-
Cruising with Children
Reports & Links.
Also see the Noonsite Communications page, and scroll down to "Position Reporting for Cruisers", which features a number of cruising communities.
Cruising with Children
Home Schooling Links & Articles
For some useful and interesting articles on boat schooling your children, read mum Behan Gifford's view on things (from SV Totem) via the following links:
Boatschooling, Part 1: Finding a boatschool path
Boatschooling, Part 2: What we actually DO on Totem
Boatschooling, Part 3: Things I wish I’d known
Suki Kaiser of SY Pura Vida has a great blog post Homeschool, Un-school, Fun-school....it's all cool, for those wondering what alternative methods might work.
Time 4 Learning - http://www.time4learning.com/
Teachers are all online, it is inexpensive, and you can keep tabs on your child's progress easily without having to do the actual teaching. Takes just a few hours a day.
First College UK - http://www.firstcollege.co.uk
Online high school UK 11-17yrs. Live classes online daily. Small sized, personal approach, class limit 15 students. IGCSE exams or non-exam studies. Very experienced teachers' & home educators' co-operative.
Simple Homeschool - http://simplehomeschool.net/
A range of monthly articles on homeschooling from a variety of contributors. Lots of great information and ideas here.
Wilderness School - http://www.wilderness-school.us
Source for outdoor learning activities for students of all ages.
Other Useful Links & Articles
Out of date reports removed January 2015.
South Pacific Cyclone Season in the tropics: Calculated risks
Trading Goods for PNG and the Solomons
Caribbean: Cruisers' Facebook Groups
The Cost of Cruising
Pre-Passage Checks & Preparation
Ordering spares whilst cruising the Eastern Mediterranean
Australian Long Distance Cruisers: Useful Services that are hard to find
Cruising Equipment - What's your most valuable list?
Eastern Caribbean Cruising: Simplified Clearance Procedures Explained
Seven Seas Cruising Association
Guidance on managing garbage when cruising remote islands in the Pacific
Securing your boat from intruders
Turkish & Mediterranean Marinas as of 28 March 2014 – fees, information, mooring, campaigns, etc.
eZone: Clearance and delivery of online purchases into the Caribbean, Latin and Central America
Taking your Australian Dog cruising
Circumnavigating Europe: 11 years of great cruising
Getting work done on your boat whilst long distance cruising: Cruisers Tips
Unknown Crew on passage? A word of warning...
Cruising the South Pacific with Pets on board - hassle in Fiji
Is Satellite Imagery The Future Of Search-And-Rescue Operations?
Garbage Disposal at Sea and in the Eastern Caribbean
Electrics: Tips from an unplanned re-wiring
Caribbean Boatyard Safety: Good Grounding Saves Lives
Caribbean Security for Cruisers: Everyone’s Concern, Everyone’s Responsibility
Buying the ideal boat for you
Pacific Cyclone Season: North instead of South
Demystifying international clearance for cruisers
Malaysia: Dealing with the death of a loved one whilst cruising
Overland trucking to avoid the Red Sea
Pacific Planning Advice
The Power of the noonsite Messageboard
Rescue at Sea: What Happens When the Freighter Arrives
Chance Encounters Between Ships and Whales
Atlantic, Trade Wind Route: Keep a good Look Out for 2 Giant Dice
How to Extend Zinc-Anode Life
The Costs of Cruising
Thinking about going long-term cruising? Read this...
Great Anchorages of the World - Do you know one?
Five bits of gear I wish I'd known about before I left to go cruising
Catamarans now more popular for long distance cruising
Propane Issues when Worldwide Cruising
A Guide to Getting Work Done on your Boat in Thailand
Hearsay is nay say!!!!
Where We Explore: 2011 Survey
Re-Galvanizing ground tackle in Australia
Buying a second hand yacht in the USA to export
The Fuel Hose Trick
Propane verses Diesel cookers
Kava – Southern Pacific way of life
Practical boating tips: Mediterranean mooring
Tips on Lightning Protection
Safe Places In Pacific To Leave A Boat
Tide Information In South Pacific
Boat size in the Med?
Caribbean Dress Code
Lessons from a Circumnavigation Part IV: Communications
How To Be Sure Your Anchor Is Set
Possible advice on avoiding Propane issues
Having a fibreglass boat built overseas
Millennium Rally Breakages Survey
Lessons from a Circumnavigation Part II: Pros and Cons of Rally Cruising
Lessons from a Circumnavigation Part I: Crews and Boats