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