- What would it be like to spend your childhood at sea, growing up in a sailboat as your family hopped from one continent to another? Somira Sao intends to find out. For the past three years, the New Zealand-based photographer and her husband, James Burwick, have lived on their boat, traversing the Atlantic and Southern Oceans with their children in tow. For the couple's three kids, home is a 40-foot racer, the neighbors are whales, and taking a family trip sometimes means spending a month without setting foot on land.
Doing lapsTormentina Sao-Burwick does her laps on the deck of the Anasazi Girl as younger brother Raivo watches. When topside, the kids are tethered in at all times.
- A flying fish makes a visit to the deck near Western Australia
- Skipper James Burwick prepares for landfall at Auckland, New Zealand
- Tormentina and Raivo savor some downtime in a forest of giant dandelion greens in Argentina's Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
- Looking bad to the bone, Tormentina prepares to climb during shore leave in Jackson, Wyoming
- James Burwick, Tormentina, and Raivo take a break from floating the Rio Santa Cruz during a stopover in Argentina
- Tormentina does her best flamingo impression in Tierra del Fuego, Chile
- If you can't bring your boat on shore, a campervan is the next best thing. Raivo and Tormentina relax in their bunk in Parque Nacional los Glaciares, Argentina.
- Sao and her children catch some shut-eye during a short passage from La Trinité-Sur-Mer, France to La Coruña, Spain. For more on Sao and her family's roving life, read her essay on raising a family on the ocean.
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