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