Video Blog: Sailing with Cetaceans

Video Blog: Sailing with Cetaceans

It’s 9:30 at night and I’ve got my back to the setting sun. I sit in the corner of the cockpit and watch the ocean roll and swarm downwind. I’m listening to a creepy podcast. I downloaded tens of hours worth before setting sail on this 1000 mile...
Cloud Islands: Volcanoes in the Ocean

Cloud Islands: Volcanoes in the Ocean

There’s a perpetual cloud over the mountain nearby. It’s more than a cloud. It’s an immense white-grey pillow of damp. It gives the vibrant green to this island, the innumerable dairy cows their grass, the people their food. These are cloud islands....
A Return to Terceira – Sailing Home

A Return to Terceira – Sailing Home

I feel like I haven’t been away. The painted shutters on windows, the low stone walls, the dairy cows, the sparrows. She stands where I left her. I left her. I left her here. I touch her hull the moment I reach her. Solid. Smooth. Not neglected or damaged or weary,...