Editor’s note: For more than a year, we’ve been publishing Colin Rath’s “From the Log of Persevere” stories, in which he’s chronicling a worldwide cruise with his wife and three daughters.

What an amazing adventure! I always wanted to do this with my kids too, but one is in college already and the other two can’t agree on anything. I used to be a nanny and I speak broken Dutch. Too bad I’m stuck at my boring old job, or I’d want to be a tutor…Anyway, enjoy your adventures. We dullards back in the states are very impressed.

Margot Geitheim, via email