the motion of the ocean

 “The joy of living by running water far outweighs the sorrow.” ― Matthew Goldman, The Journals of Constant Waterman: Paddling, Poling, and Sailing for the Love of It  

a much needed escape

When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself. ~Jacques Yves Cousteau Over the holiday break, my family set out on the S/V Pelican for Catalina Island. Having the boat in Dana Point makes it an …

“I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

dreams on board

Dreams On Board [2006] When I was a young girl I read the novel “Dove” by Robin L. Graham. I knew then that I wanted to live life sailing the oceans. When I was in my 30s I met a man who I thought was too much of a city …

8-1-00

My Journal August 1, 2000 “On July 29 we woke to fairly clear skies except dark black clouds dead ahead. At 0600 or so we were nearing the clouds and the wind shifted around to the S and became very cold. Jim immediately reefed in the main. Moments later we …

why I love to photograph in the water

I started photographing in the ocean 13 years ago. I bought my first water housing to take with me on a sailing trip from San Diego, CA to Hiva Oa, French Polynesia and beyond. It was an Ewa Marine housing that I used with my Nikon 8008s and I shot …

the feeling of a memory

“Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depths of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more.” ― Alfred Tennyson

threshold people

    I have spent the last 8 years photographing my children in the ocean and pool to explore their seasoning in the water. From their love of small wavelets lapping at their toes to being inside the 6′ waves in the shore break, I have watched and witnessed and …

beach boy

What is wrong with me? I swore to myself and my photography colleagues in college, “I will never, ever photograph kids, dogs or cats!” Ha! Never say never my friends. I also swore I would never go back to Hawaii, never learn to surf and never get married! So, here …