Ralph and Lenore Naranjo turned an interest in…

Posted on April 10, 2017

Ralph and Lenore Naranjo turned an interest in club racing and overnight cruising into a five-year family voyage around the world with their two young children. The course they set led them to Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, and even more remote outposts of Polynesia. They wintered in Bora Bora, sailed across the storm tossed Tasman Sea, island-hopped across the Indian Ocean and tackled fickle weather and high seas on their way around the Cape of Good Hope.

The big challenge for the Naranjos were what to do after the five-year voyage came to a conclusion and the delicate balance that involved moving ashore, turning careers in education into a marine trades commitment and seeing the children transition to school ashore. Over the next decade, there would be a blend of land and seafaring commitments, another year-long family cruise and an unusual link between suburbia and many more Gulf Stream crossings.

Members: $15 / Non-members: $20 / Students free. Call 860.572.5331 to purchase tickets.

StoneRidge, a senior living community located in Mystic, CT, is the exclusive sponsor of the Adventure Series at Mystic Seaport.
Ralph and Lenore Naranjo turned an interest in club racing and overnight cruising into a five-year family voyage around the world with their two young children. The course they set led them to Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, and even more remote outposts of Polynesia. They wintered in Bora Bora, sailed across the storm tossed Tasman Sea, island-hopped across the Indian Ocean and tackled fickle weather and high seas on their way around the Cape of Good Hope.

The big challenge for the Naranjos were what to do after the five-year voyage came to a conclusion and the delicate balance that involved moving ashore, turning careers in education into a marine trades commitment and seeing the children transition to school ashore. Over the next decade, there would be a blend of land and seafaring commitments, another year-long family cruise and an unusual link between suburbia and many more Gulf Stream crossings.

Members: $15 / Non-members: $20 / Students free. Call 860.572.5331 to purchase tickets.

StoneRidge, a senior living community located in Mystic, CT, is the exclusive sponsor of the Adventure Series at Mystic Seaport.

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