WESTPORT - A Westport family is back home after a six-year journey around the world on a boat.

The Hopkins family returned last night to the Marina at Compo Beach.

The Hopkins' homeschooled their two daughters, Eliza and Abigail, who were 9 and 6 when they set out on their trip.

Douglas Hopkins says the family was able to experience the world through their trip.

The Hopkins say the trip was initially only going to be a three-year voyage.