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Monday, December 7, 2009

Inspiration for the house-bound: Bach Family on the Kai Ohana

Well, this is something a little different!

A US family has spent 2 years aboard an old-style wooden sailboat, reviving the maritime tradition, learning about the world in the most experiential approach and contributing to the communities they come across through humanitarian projects, music and art and documenting it all on this fabulous blog.

Here's an excerpt from the mission statement:

We, as a united family of global citizens, have embarked upon Kai Ohana to travel the world and contribute to the global community as artists, thinkers and activists, consciously striving to make a difference in serving the common good of humanity.

Our hope is to one day share the planet with all its citizens who live in a free, civil and environmentally sustainable society where justice, tolerance, racial and sexual equality, abundance, literacy and peace are commonplace.

They seem like quite the talented group, originally spending 2 years to restore the boat, shooting film and video of their experience, making music and art along the way, not to mention envisioning and keeping up this whole endeavor.

They are back in the USA after 2 years but I'm not sure if that means they will stay or just keep on cruising... Very cool!

I already have a latent love of the ocean and boats, this has just served to inspire that sense of adventure and being creative in everything we do.