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