Happy new year, Gone Floatabout readers!
Just like last year, I’ve put together a little “year in review”, with some of the highlights (or not so high lights) of 2017 aboard Celeste:
Winter was one of the not so high lights…. Living aboard Celeste in Washington State as the Pacific Northwest saw one of its coldest winters in years:
And I managed to get caught in an avalanche when we went to Switzerland for Seth’s PhD defense. The story is in the December issue of Backcountry magazine for those interested. But we did enjoy some great skiing before I was injured in the avalanche:
And Seth successfully became Dr Leonard!
Summer arrived on our Gulf of Alaska crossing, and we enjoyed the long days amid stunning Alaska scenery.
Fall descended sooner than we expected while were still up on the outer coast of the Gulf of Alaska:
So far, with Celeste in Southern California, it looks like Winter this year will be the first time since our circumnavigation that it won’t really feel like winter.
Sending all our readers our best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!
-Ellen and Seth