Kids Cabin

The Kids Cabin :)

By: Ben and Gaby

Hello I am Ben and I'm Gaby. We are brother and sister and we LOVE to sail! This is our first time blogging though so don't expect anything professional! FYI We are the ones typing. Anyway lets get started...
This is us not too long ago. We love each other very much, but we do argue sometimes!


We are VERY excited to go around the world but we still have to wait a bit before that!
In my opinion the boat that I look to for advice is "sv field trip". They have already set out on there voyage around the world, therefor they know what the're doing (not that we don't!) you can visit their blog at svfieldtrip.blogspot.com
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Monday,  April 24th, 2016

We are sorry for not updating "Kid's Cabin". One reason is that we can't do new posts anywhere but the home page! :(
So, as a compromise we will just add new stuff under the intro! :D so even if you don't get a notification check under this post! :)   
                                                                                                   
                        Thanks, Ben and Gaby
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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

This is Gaby's essay on her day in an Australian School:

My day at an Australian School!
By: Gaby Hibberd

The moment I woke up I was so excited for this Wednesday. Today was a special day: I was going to a real school! I got on my own uniform I created a few days before. I had breakfast and the time was near. Momma got a drive and put a few photos and a video Ben made a few months ago on it.
 Finally the time came to get in the dingy and meet the Chambers at the parking lot. If you think about it, how many people can go to a school in a dingy? Not a lot… While we were driving to school I had butterflies in my stomach.
 We finally arrived to Rivermount College! We got out the car and walked to the classroom. Brett and Annie Chambers walked with us to our classroom. Annie said goodbye and went to her own classroom. Brett started introducing us to it seemed everyone in the school but it was probably only 50 people. I don’t know how many hands I shook that day!
 Finally we went inside our classroom and Brett introduced us to everyone else in the class. Ben and I did our presentation and showed them the photos and video on the drive.
 We left for computers when we were done talking. The rest of the class was doing some project they were finishing when Ben and I were allowed to go on coolmathgames! It was so weird just having internet all of a sudden!
 After computers we went to “Morning Tea”, which is actually just snack break. We then went back to the classroom and they started doing math. Luckily we didn’t have to do it, instead we did scribble art. You might be wondering what that is so I’ll explain what it is: You just get a piece of paper and draw circles and meet back at the start. Then you color the shapes in with patterns or anything! My one had flags on it. Anyway we did that and when we were finished we cut on the outlines and glued it to a piece of black paper. I didn’t get to keep it though, because they said they wanted something to remind them of us. But, I have to say I wanted something to remind me of them and I was a little disappointed I couldn’t keep it.
 After they finished Math and we finished our scribble art, we went to lunch. We got surrounded by girls who were firing questions at us. I have to admit and so does Ben, that we both got on better with the girls than the boys. We played a little bit of soccer, which seemed to be the big sport there.
 When our lunch recess was finished we went to Music where we got to play the keyboard, the drums, and the electric drums! It was really fun, and one of my favorite subjects we did that day.
 Annie came and told us it was time to go to her class for reading time instead of going to P.E. with Brett’s class. We went to her class and started to read “Uncle Prank”. When we were done we went to the front of the class and did another presentation for them.

 Finally the end of the day came. It really didn’t feel like 7 hours! But it was not over for us. Annie had the Triathlon after school and we watched her do most of it until Brett had to go to soccer, so we dropped him off and went back to pick Annie up. We finally went back to the boat after a wonderful day at Rivermount Collage! 

Off to school!
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Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Hi, Ben here, I guess this is my update for today! Sorry for not posting on "Kids Cabin" for so long. I feel terrible but never get around to it. :( Anyway, Gaby and I recently made a video of a tour of Cool Runnings, So be sure to check that out! By the way, The name Of our Raft Is Rasta Rocket! In honor of what the Papeete Port Captain's nickname for us was! Ok, I just wanted to say hi from Bora Bora! :)
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Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Hi this is Gaby, I jut wanted to say hi because I have never posted anything on the blog before, so I wanted to give it a try! I also wanted to inform you that Ben and I have made a video of a boat tour starring Ben as the tour guide! Right now we are in Bora Bora, and taking a break, planning our next route.
 A few days ago Ben and I went rafting in our raft our aunt gave us before we left. (Thank you Kimmy!) I was so much fun, that I hope we can use it again soon! We haven't put it away yet, so when Ben and I get in the water and play, we tie it onto the boat and play on it in the water! Yesterday we did that. One of us would get in the the water, one would get in the raft and we would pretend that the person in the water was a whale, and would try to flip the raft over!
 I hope we can update soon!

 Thanks, Gaby
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Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

We got the drone working! After a lot of hard work (thank you mommy!) and frustration, we got our Phantom 3 Professional to work and fly! :D It was actually quite anti-climactic because of how easy it was to control and how it work flawlessly! I LOVE that drone, because it's not only simple and easy to fly but also very fun to do as well!




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Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Hi guys, it's Ben here! :) Due to MUCH REQUEST, I'm here to do an update! Yay!! :) (sorry for all of the smiles) anyway, Kayla requested that I talk about the craziest thing Iv'e seen so far and that would be... (drum roll) The Gatun Locks! they are absolutely unbelievable in scale, volume and everything else! They are an amazing feat of engineering,  and it was awesome seeing them in person! Sorry for not posting recently. :( Bye! :)
The locks in full effect! :O

The Original Tug (and i think the first!)

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 Monday, April 24th, 2016
SHOE OVER BOARD!!! Gaby's flip-flop fell off of the dock at the marina. It was a good man-overboard drill though! We worked as a team and in no time the flip flop was back on board! :) 
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Friday, April 17th, 2015
Today we got our boat back! Our dad picked us up from school and we headed down to the boat yard.
There we got to see Cool Runnings get lowered into the water. They used a MASSIVE crane to lower it down!
A big Crane Indeed! :)
I almost had a heart attack when i was standing in the path of the crane and it started up! 

I just want to say thanks to everyone who has viewed our blog! We really appreciate it! Check back in with us often for updates, and don't be afraid to leave comments and suggestions, they all help! :)

26 comments:

  1. So excited to see this blog. Can't wait for more news. We'll be following you guys.

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  2. I'm glad your exited! I'll update everything regularly! -Ben :)

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  3. We hope you had a really great birthday. Wonder where you'll be this time next year?

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    1. Thanks Uncle Volker...know that I think about it I wonder too??? from Ben...

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    2. Almost there Ben. Can't believe it's a year ago. Don't forget to let me know where you are.

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    3. Hi, Gaby speaking! We were in the Dry Tortugas! We actually also went snorkling at the Windjammer shipwreck! It was beautiful, sadly the current was quite strong!

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  4. I hope you both have a wonderful trip. This will be the experience of a life time!!!

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  5. Hey guys. We've just been viewing your blog and have to say wow - epic adventure and such a fantastic time as a family. Kira (12) and Kenan (10) thought it pretty cool that they have cousins they've never met who are sailing around the world (they would be very keen to see some photos of the "Kids Cabin"). So for now God bless and "Peace be the journey". SA cousins Rowen, Lauren, Kira, Kenan and Austin.

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  6. I'm glad to hear that kids like the "Kids Cabin"! I will get right to work on the photos! ;) -Ben

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  7. Hi guys now that your off sailing take care take lots of pictures and keep us posted on how things are going. Make sure you help out and keep your rooms clean!!! Sorry I had to through that one in. Enjoy this journey because it's going to be great.

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  8. Keep us updated as often as possible. Loved the story about the flipflop overboard. Only go overboard when you decide to have a swim now. That's an order!

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  9. Hello Hello out there ------ We are SOOOOOOO jealous ---- have finally got onto your blog to take a look and WOW WOW WOW looks like you are going to have the year of your life. Well done for making this dream come true for you and your precious kids - what a gift! Let me know if this is the right place to comment - date above says 28th April so I feel as though I may be a month out. When will you be headed to NZ and OZ - can't wait to catch up and meet your children - has been many many years now. Well guys you all look amazingly well and happy - keep posting pics so we can go green with envy - sending lots of love across the seas - stay safe and keep blogging


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  10. Hi its Kayla thank you Ben for my request I love you guys so much. Miss you all.

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  11. Have just found the "Kids' Cabin" for the first time - good going, Ben & Gaby! Keep it up! I will be following........ Take care! Best Wishes from Johannesburg! Thorsten.

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  12. Hello Ben and Gaby. Looks like your having a good journey so far. Keep sending pictures and it's interesting to see what you've been doing. Take care of everybody and tell them I said hello. Have fun and be safe!!

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  13. Rosemary HibberdMay 24, 2016 at 6:18 AM

    Hi Ben and Gaby. We saw you just before you went through the Gutan lock gate. I just got home from work at 5 and Tracy phoned to say you were heading through the locks so we all sat down to watch. Only the hawk eyes of Tracy saw your boat and mast for a very short time. Then I watched waiting to see you come out the end of the lock exiting into the lake but I think the cameras had frozen in time ........you never appeared. Gave up at midnight after seeing yo were anchored in the lake....via your tracker. What an exciting time. God Bless Love you Granny

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  14. Hi guys! This all sounds SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOOOOL!!!! I'm really excited for you and have decided that I definetly want to do the same when I'm older...! Can't wait to see you in a few years time and hear all the details of your stories and adventures! Have fun and please keep updating your blog (We are following you)! Miss you lots!
    -Téa❤️

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  15. Hi guys,Téa REALY wants to go around the world like you to see dolfins,she LOVES them!!!! I hope you have LOUDS of fun!!!!!! Maya❤️💛💚💙💜

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    1. Hi Tea and Maya! We can't wait to see you both when we get to South Africa next year!! :) :) Love and miss you all lots!!

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  16. Hello Ben and Gaby!! This is Mrs. Gallenstein :) Looks like you guys are having some awesome adventures. Can't wait to see what other adventures are awaiting you guys. Safe travels and God bless.

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  17. Hi gaby it albert


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  18. Hi Gaby & Ben, It's Isabel & Ava. We wanted to wish Gaby a very Happy Birthday!!! You all look great. Love reading your adventures and seeing the photos! Such cool places you have explored. We miss you all & have you in our prayers. Love, the Hysell family

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  19. Hello to the entire Hysell family...we miss you guys!!!! Thanks for the birthday wishes, and for following along with us! We would love you guys to join us some where along the way!!! All the best!!!

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  20. Hi Gaby, I loved reading your report on your day at an Australian school. I think you should push your mom and dad to allow you to go to Hurlyvale Primary School at the end of this year with Téa and Maya. Then you get to try out a South African school too

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  21. Hi Ben,
    Happy Birthday!!!!!! Hope you have an amazing day!
    We hope to see you soon.
    Lots of Love,
    Téa, Maya, Karené & Detlef

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