It’s been a while since I’ve written on my blog, in my kids’ words, things have been a bit cray cray (crazy).
Abeona has sold and she’s left a hole in our hearts but it was time to move on. We sold our house in Morrill, Maine and built a new house in Northport (Maine) a whole whopping 20 minutes away. Shortly after the completion of our 1000 sq ft house Carl got a job out of the country on a large luxury sailboat. It was really sucky living away from each other and 6 months in I just couldn’t do it any longer. Carl was scheduled to be in New Zealand for 6 months for a yard period with his job so the kids and packed up and joined him.
Auckland was amazing, we lived with all the crew and had a professional chef cooking 3 meals a day for us. What a dream!!!
We decided we should buy a sailboat and the kids and I would follow Carl around the Pacific, living 6 months on the boat and returning to Maine for a 6-month stint of school for the kids.
2 weeks after we purchased the boat Carl’s job ended. Oh crap! We had no cruising kitty saved up for the journey so we thought about it deep and hard and knew the right decision would be to sell the boat and move back to Maine.
The boat was a hard sell but we finally found the right buyer and shortly after that Covid hit. We knew New Zealand was fixing on shutting it’s borders and halt all flights out of the country. We jumped on a flight back in the nick of time to find ourselves in a whole other world. I couldn’t see my friends, the kids weren’t allowed to leave our property and WHERE WAS MY CHEF?!
Things are brightening up in Maine, spring has finally sprung and the Covid-19 restrictions are loosening. Carl no longer wants to work away from us so we’re busy trying to find a business to buy here locally, to work as a family.
There will be no boats for us in the immediate future but we do plan on getting a runabout to visit all the magical islands of Maine, because of this I won’t be updating this page in the foreseeable future. Over the years I have enjoyed keeping an open journal and sharing our moments so I have decided to start up another page, this one will be based on our family life and living in Maine.
I’ve always searched for a website that shared all the great things to do in Maine with kids. One that isn’t crowded with ads and pop-ups. A good wholesome site that has boots on the ground and that gives honest recommendations. A calendar with all the great Maine events, lists of kid friendly hikes and suggestions of campgrounds or air bnbs that cater for more than just 2 adults. These are all the things I would want in a Maine website so I would hope others would too.
If you wish to follow our life journey or wish to visit Maine in the future please check us out at carlyshares.com
I’ve only been working on it for a few weeks, there is so much I want to add to it but with schools closed I’m juggling a lot and it’s the blog ball that often gets dropped.
Tell me what you think, tell me what I should add, suggest other websites I should gather inspiration from.
Thanks and big love goes out to all the people that followed us. This blog has made us so many unforgettable lifetime friends.
Write a blog, put your thoughts out there, it opens so many doors; it’s also a form of journaling, helping ease your soul.
Signing off from salty kisses and on at carly shares, hope to see you there. xx