A Big Milestone

Our recent voyage to Two Harbors on Catalina Island was a huge milestone for us as a family. We’ve been dreaming of sailing with the kids on our new to us Kelly Peterson 46 for over two years. Health issues, recurring boat system problems, and lack of enough time and …

It’s not easy being green

It’s not that easy being green; Having to spend each day the color of the leaves. When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold- or something much more colorful like that. It’s not easy being green. It seems you blend in with so many other …

I left my heart in cherry cove

We’ve spent a lot of time as a family in Cherry Cove at the West End of Catalina-jumping off the boat, rowing the dinghy, snorkeling, kayaking, paddling, free-diving, hiking. Cherry is a little gem of a cove just out and around from Two Harbors. It’s our favorite spot along with …

let’s sail away

Last November we sailed to Catalina Island to enjoy a quieter and more ‘in the moment’ experience as a family. Being so grateful for our ability and desire to be on a 38′ sailboat in quiet coves together, we decided it was a perfect way to celebrate our Thanksgiving. When we go, our time is always spent in ways that I wish we would spend it while we are at home. Alas, we get distracted by schedules and expectations. On Pelican we have to let all of that go. It usually takes a few days to settle into the mode of no …

favorites 2014 – for me

These are just some of my favorites from 2014 that I truly made ‘for me’ and nobody else. [ Made using my D700, iPhone and Yashica Mat 124G with expired film ]

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 …

port out starboard home

My husband IGing. His first foray into the social media world. (He’s not on Facebook and he’s the most well adjusted person I’ve ever met.) Early morning departure from Dana Point Harbor   Exploring Isthmus Cove   A moment with Maliea and her prince Maliea dressed up for dinner every …

a nautical staycation

We spent the month of August living on our boat in Dana Point Harbor. We sailed the s/v Pelican up the coast in ‘gunkhole‘ style, stopping in Mission Bay and Oceanside before docking in Dana. Once settled in, we lived our lives from the boat. Dad went to work every …