Alaskan Brown Bears

Back to the stories behind some favorite images! It’s probably obvious why I chose this image to lead the Alaska Wildlife gallery. Grizzly bears are so closely associated with the North American wilderness that it seemed too good a choice to pass up. But brown bears fishing for salmon are almost an Alaska cliché, soContinue reading “Alaskan Brown Bears”

Worldwide Classic Boat Show

Some of you might know that I’m a writer for Off Center Harbor, a site dedicated to classic boats and do-it-yourself boat-building and adventuring. Since few if any of the wooden and classic boat festivals happened in person last year, Off Center Harbor has put together an online Worldwide Classic Boat Show. They’ve collected overContinue reading “Worldwide Classic Boat Show”

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”

Celebrating offshore sailing: CCA awards

Here is a great article about this year’s Cruising Club of America awards. I already mentioned Jean-Luc Van Den Heede‘s incredible achievements in an earlier post, but I thought my readers would also enjoy hearing about the other awardees. The French solo sailor Guirec Soudée is the winner of this year’s Young Voyager Award, andContinue reading “Celebrating offshore sailing: CCA awards”

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…”