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 …

Fight Song and other inspiring things

Links, Love, and Lore Favorite Quote This Month “One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight …

Links, love and lore

Favorite quote this month: “The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join …

Know that feeling

Do you know that feeling? The one where you have been dreaming about something almost your entire life-at least since you were 14-and then that dream becomes reality? Well, I do and it is amazing!! Thirty five years ago I had a dream to own a sailboat and sail it everywhere. Then just …

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 ]

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  Mark Twain

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 …