What: “Gone Floatabout” grew out of email updates we sent to friends and family while we were sailing around the world. I post updates about our sailing on this site, though they are sometimes (often…) months after the fact due to the difficulties of finding both the time for it and a good enough WiFi connection to upload pictures. I also write up occasional “Critter Posts” about all the wonderful wildlife we see.
Who: The writer of this site is me, Ellen. I’m a sailor, hiker, writer, photographer, skier, and scuba diver, probably in that order. I sailed around the world for four years beginning when I was 20. Since then, I’ve sailed to the Alaskan Arctic, lived in the Swiss Alps teaching at a boarding school while trying to learn French and hike and ski as much as possible, and written a lot of articles for (mostly) sailing magazines in the US, UK, and Canada. I’ve done all this (well, not the writing or teaching) with Seth, who’s an economist, computer programmer, sailor, skier, photographer, scuba diver, and hiker. He earned his PhD in economics while we were living in Switzerland and now provides data analytics and statistical programming through his consultancy.
All text and photographs © Ellen Massey Leonard 2017, All Rights Reserved.