The Voyaging Galley

During their voyage around the world, they experienced cultural immersion through the local cuisine  (published June 2013) When my husband Seth and I first set out […]

Searching for Birds

Circumnavigators savor the pleasures of birding on the Chesapeake Bay  (published April 2013) Our first visit to the Chesapeake Bay had been cold and rushed. My […]

Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia

14° 40’ S, 145° 28’ E  (published March 2013) The northwestern bay of Lizard Island was littered with boats, quite a change from the empty anchorages […]

The Right Decision

Flexible plans mean good seamanship and unexpected rewards  (published May 2015) Sailors setting out on long voyages rightly devote a lot of time and energy to […]

Jade Harbor

Prince William Sound, Alaska  (published January 2015) While crossing the Gulf of Alaska, I’d eagerly anticipated nosing up to Columbia Glacier at the head of Prince […]

Never Without Bread

A foolproof recipe to keep your crew fed at sea or to share at that next beach-side potluck  (published August 2014) As a bit of a […]

The Other Higher Education

(published April 2014) In the War of 1812 my great-great-great grandfather was taken prisoner by the British. He was the captain of a merchant sailing vessel, […]