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