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Lightning: Friend or Foe?

Posted by on September 9, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Lightning: Friend or Foe?

There’s no better place to understand weather than in Antarctica–pelting ice blew sideways and 40mph winds threatened to blow us off the mountain. It was the moment I realized how much I love intense weather.

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Happenstance

Posted by on September 6, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Happenstance

I love how a day unfolds completely unexpectedly. How your road less travelled turns into one with many travelers. Take today for example–I was sure our sailing adventures were over.

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50 Shades of Gray

Posted by on September 6, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

50 Shades of Gray

Snowshoeing across Antarctica is a barren landscape. You take away wildlife, plants, even rocks, and you are left with a monochromatic landscape as far as the eye can see.

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Cat On Board!

Posted by on September 4, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Cat On Board!

After successfully launching Nick at University of Oregon, we packed up the cat and headed back to Maryland to begin our journey south. A seamstress I am not…

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Barefoot With a Wool Hat

Posted by on August 28, 2017 in Adventures | 1 comment

Barefoot With a Wool Hat

Until this week I couldn’t take off enough clothes to stay cool. Now, just following Hurricane Harvey, I cannot steal enough body heat to stay warm.

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Meet the Parents

Posted by on August 13, 2017 in Adventures | 7 comments

Meet the Parents

Every parent wants to know how their children are doing. On day two when my dad announced he wanted to go for a swim, I was certain he would never reappear.

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The Perfect Boat Person is…

Posted by on July 12, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

The Perfect Boat Person is…

…An organized workaholic. That makes us a good team–I’m organized and Allen is a workaholic. Or rather, Allen’s a project-aholic, as perfectly illustrated on our salon table.

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Night Watch is Like Childbirth

Posted by on July 11, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Night Watch is Like Childbirth

My head hurts as I try to process the steps I must take to avert a potential collision. Stay strong, stay awake, the baby, er, the morning is almost here. I’m never having another baby EVER. 

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The Land of Ma’am

Posted by on July 4, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

The Land of Ma’am

Our first glimpse of land are antebellum mansions, each with their own dock. The scorching weather, however, keeps any sign of humanity indoors so our arrival on this July 4th is quiet.

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Sea Artist

Posted by on July 3, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Sea Artist

In an instant, the clutter of civilization is behind us and we are surrounded by a canvas of blue as far as the eye can see. The endless view of water and sky is both boring and awesome.

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Wandering Underway

Posted by on July 1, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Wandering Underway

When I grow up I want to wander the planet and photograph and write about women. That’s been my dream and today it began.

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Squall!

Posted by on June 5, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Squall!

At 2am we float quietly away in a dead calm. And then I’m awakened–“Mommy, you need to get up—we’re in a big storm and we lost the sail!”

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Destination: Ft. Lauderdale

Posted by on April 9, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Destination: Ft. Lauderdale

Just as we returned the barracuda to the sea, the other line raced. The crowd roared! We successfully landed a 15lb red snapper! Gémeaux once again was a fishing boat.

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Destination: Turks and Caicos

Posted by on March 23, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Destination: Turks and Caicos

Our first big passage-a 1500 mile journey broken into two one-week segments from St. Martin to Ft. Lauderdale. Here’s the ship’s log.

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