Gone Floatabout

Sailing, Photography, Wilderness


What: “Gone Floatabout” grew out of email updates I sent to friends and family while sailing around the world. It’s a bunch of stories: mostly about sailing in Alaska and mostly written long after the fact. Recreational ocean sailing is not about going fast, and story-telling isn’t either. Both happen slowly and by their nature require a certain amount of contemplation.

Boat: CELESTE is a custom-designed cold-molded sloop built of Western red cedar in 1985 in British Columbia, Canada. She was designed by Francis Kinney as an independent project after his retirement from Sparkman & Stephens in New York. I’m lucky enough to be her second owner.

Me: I’m a writer who likes sailing and mountains and wildlife. I’ve published a lot of stories about sailing.

Where I’ve sailed: Here’s a map 🙂