Please click on any photo in the following galleries (Wildlife, Nature, and Adventure & People) to view slideshows:
Bull fur seals in a minor dispute
Underwater life in the Bering Sea
Tropicbird investigates our sails
Red-footed booby rides on our boom to Australia!
Maybe my favorite bird? A Least Auklet! (he’s tiny – only 6 inches!)
Laysan Albatross – 6.5ft wingspan!
Although this guy’s a rival favorite! Crested auklet!
Ellen diving on the Great Barrier Reef
Dolphins in the calm
A kea (alpine parrot) in Fiordland
Happy Alaskan bear
Tufted puffin in the sun!
Musk-ox munching marsh grass
Fork-tailed storm petrel!!
Feathered friend hitches a ride on our polycrystalline solar panels!
Murre flies past Celeste
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Ill-fated fishing boat near Petersburg
Frederick Sound and Thomas Bay seen from atop Petersburg Mountain
Passing Castle Cape in strong winds, before nosing into the terrifying williwaw cove.
Anchored in northern BC
Porpoises in our anchorage
Forests and glaciers of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Glacier on Unalaska Island
Landwasser Viaduct for the Glacier Express train
Dutch Harbor seen from Pyramid Peak
Ascension Island dawn landfall
Landfall on St Helena Island, South Atlantic
Sunset and moonrise over the Aleutians
Wildflowers on the river bank
Lighthouse near the sheep station
Whale vertebrae and fishing camp
Turnagain Arm is just beautiful in the summer sun!
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Adventure & People
Dinghy-ing near Petersburg
Old-fashioned navigation aboard Celeste last summer before installing GPS this spring
Celeste and a bit of sea ice
Seth runs past the castle on an after-work run
Sluicing down decks in the calm
Flying up Clarence Strait
Seth ties down the laceline after reefing
Ellen up the mast in Port Angeles, making final upgrades
Camping by Lake Te Anau, Fiordland, New Zealand
We’re also stoked to keep using our sunnies and goggles when we’re not sailing – on our alpine hikes!
Trekking in the Alps
Seth driving a quad (OK, so this is actually in Alaska, but still)
Celeste in Prince William Sound
Wee Primitive Boat meets Gigantic Luxury Boat!
Approaching Pavlov Volcano, Alaska Peninsula
Nosing up to a glacier
Sailing in the Marquesas
We’ve had the clean stern/decks philosophy since the beginning, even on the smaller Heretic that we sailed around the world. Here Ellen’s sailing her in New Zealand in 2007.
Holding strong despite williwaws!
Fresh catch in Alaska
Seth on an all-day hike at the beginning of “Movember”.
Arrived on beautiful Cocos!
Wing ‘n’ wing aboard Heretic, Pacific Ocean
Seth navigating the ICW
Sunset-sunrise in the Arctic
Staysail furled after the gale
Sighting land after 27 days
Heretic in Polynesia
Sailing in Shelikof Strait
Clouds building before the strong winds
Rachel and Ellen spot the hut
Landfall on Haida Gwaii aboard Celeste
Bahamian boat racing in the Exumas – gorgeous!
Train to the mountains
Winter sailing aboard Celeste
With Heretic in the South Pacific
Karl on a gnarly ladder…
Sailing in the Bering Sea
Skiing the Haute-Route
Lovely Caribbean sailing aboard Heretic
Nosing into an anchorage, looking out for rocks!
Ellen skis pow
Chukchi Sea, North of the Arctic Circle
Beating to windward
The two of us in beautiful New Zealand during our circumnavigation
All photographs and text © Ellen and Seton Leonard, 2016, All Rights Reserved.
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