What: “Gone Floatabout” grew out of email updates we sent to friends and family while we were sailing around the world. I’ve posted updates about our sailing on this site for the last couple of years, but it’s not easy to keep them up in a timely manner, so I’m changing my focus to the occasional really interesting tidbit or favorite photographs.
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, sailor, skier, photographer, scuba diver, and hiker. He got a PhD in economics while we were living in Switzerland and now provides data analytics through his consultancy.
All text and photographs © Ellen Massey Leonard 2017, All Rights Reserved.