St Elias Range

One reader asked in regard to the renovated site if I would still be writing any sailing stories on Gone Floatabout. The answer is mostly, no, not traditional sailing blogs, as I’m shifting the focus to photography – looking outward at our beautiful planet. But, since a lot of our images are taken while sailing,Continue reading “St Elias Range”

Renovated Site

I’ve intended to do something different with Gone Floatabout for a long time. I’ve wanted to make it into a photography site, showcasing the beauty of the natural world, rather than a blog site relating personal sailing stories, so now I’ve finally done it. I’ll still write posts, but they’ll focus more on specific photographsContinue reading “Renovated Site”

2021 Calendar for sale on Lulu

I wasn’t actually planning to put together a calendar this year, but a sailing friend very nicely asked me to! It was so nice to hear how much she’d enjoyed last year’s Alaska photos that she changed my mind and we’ve published a 2021 calendar. It’s a big change of pace from Alaska: it’s allContinue reading “2021 Calendar for sale on Lulu”

Ocean Cruising Club Lockdown Lectures

To keep our spirits up during the pandemic, the commodore of the Ocean Cruising Club had the wonderful idea to organize a series of Lockdown Lectures. The OCC is full of adventuresome and accomplished sailors with fascinating stories – there’s no clubhouse, just a great group of people. I’ve really enjoyed all the Lockdown Lectures,Continue reading “Ocean Cruising Club Lockdown Lectures”

Polynesia’s beautiful underwater world

I recently made another a little reel, which I hope gives a bit of a sense of the gorgeous underwater world and incredible marine life of French Polynesia in the South Pacific. We both love the diving and snorkeling there, whether its with the big critters – manta rays, dolphins, sharks – or the colorfulContinue reading “Polynesia’s beautiful underwater world”

Alaska Reel

Here’s a short video I’ve been working on recently, of the beauty of Alaska. I picked some of my favorite footage of wildlife, scenery, and sailing from summers there aboard CELESTE. Hope you enjoy it! (I’ve embedded it from Vimeo because I kind of prefer it, although I’ve also uploaded the video to YouTube. IfContinue reading “Alaska Reel”

Congratulations, Jean-Luc! 2019 Blue Water Medal goes to French offshore racer Jean-Luc Van Den Heede

I thought my readers might enjoy the press release about the remarkable sailing achievements of Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, this year’s recipient of the Cruising Club of America’s highest honor, the Blue Water Medal. (I ghost-wrote the release 😉)

2020…

I’m not sure I’m ready for a new decade… so here are some of my favorite photos from the last one – I’ve chosen one photo from each year, though narrowing it down like that wasn’t easy! I love this photo of landfall on the British island of St Helena in the South Atlantic. ForContinue reading “2020…”