Flexibility – the key to survival

So the wheel turns and we adjust. It has been a good Autumn of being safe in the shop and classroom. We built tiny houses, painted beautiful signs, learned many knots and how to move boats with lines.

Now as we head into the dark cold season and we have decided to close up our spaces for the winter. In the shop tools are cleaned and put away. The interns have gone home for the rest of 2020.

Practicing throwing heaving lines

Our Voyagers will miss our teamwork and seeing each other’s smiling eyes, but will continue to study from our homes. An effort is being made to keep everyone learning and not substantially increase screen-time. Last Friday everyone went home with a bag of goodies. Charts, simple navigation tools, knot-tying and splicing lines will hopefully keep everyone happily learning through these lonely months. Every week they will receive a set of activities and exercises to practice and learn new skills.

Hopefully we will be able to come together again in the spring.

Fair winds and Good health!

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