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Cat on Cat: Rough Seas

Posted by on January 26, 2018 in Adventures | 3 comments

Cat on Cat: Rough Seas

I do not like rough seas
I do not like them at all
It’s frightening I can say that
It’s no place for a princess cat

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Hurricane Wrath

Posted by on January 21, 2018 in Adventures | 2 comments

Hurricane Wrath

There was little information on the current state of Barbuda following the hurricane. Many speculated so much sand had shifted that navigation might indeed land you aground.

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Bus #17

Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Adventures | 2 comments

Bus #17

Bus #17 is what the locals take to get to their jobs. Mamas take their babies and laborers take their tools. On this hot, humid day, we took bus #17.

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Antigua: Going Ashore

Posted by on December 7, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Antigua: Going Ashore

Entering Jolly Harbor after 14 days of being at sea is like seeing a rainbow after a storm. We’re giddy, but also apprehensive about re-entry.

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Provisioning for a Passage

Posted by on December 1, 2017 in Adventures | 5 comments

Provisioning for a Passage

I grew up in the National Park Service where the major grocery store was often 100 miles away. Fast forward through motherhood and backpacking trips and I feel well-equipped to provision a boat. Oh sea sickness…I hadn’t considered that.

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Destination: Antigua

Posted by on November 16, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Destination: Antigua

We settled into a routine for our 14-day off-shore passage. Only a few hundred miles from our destination, we would face the ultimate crisis at sea.

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Cat on Cat-How Did I Get Here?

Posted by on September 10, 2017 in Adventures | 1 comment

Cat on Cat-How Did I Get Here?

There’s a door open and I can see my dad’s clothes in a big dark quiet box. I’m going in the box and staying there for the rest of my life.

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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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