Life Video

By Alyce Collins


This sailor and her family refused to be stuck at home during the pandemic so they bought a boat and set sail.

Budding sailor Taylor Barker, 18, and her family relocated to a Leapord 48 Catamaran in early 2020 when Coronavirus restrictions were being rolled out.

Instead of being restless at home in Sacramento, California, US, Taylor’s family has embarked on plenty of journeys at sea and explored the world from the safety of their boat.

Although they haven’t permanently relocated, Taylor and her parents live aboard for three to six months at a time.

Living at sea for months at a time means Taylor is free to go diving every day in the beautiful Atlantic waters.

Taylor said, “We actually bought the boat when the first Covid quarantine happened.

“I only live on the boat in increments of about three to six months.

“I go diving every day.

“The most extraordinary dive I’ve done is the grotto in Staniel Cay, and the natural reefs all along Long Island.”