Please click on any photo in the following galleries (Wildlife, Nature, and Adventure & People) to view slideshows:
Baby Giraffe, South Africa
Underwater life in the Bering Sea
Red-footed booby rides on our boom to Australia!
Although this guy’s a rival favorite! Crested auklet!
Murre flies past Celeste
Happy Alaskan bear
Laysan Albatross – 6.5ft wingspan!
Dolphins in the calm
Musk-ox munching marsh grass
Tufted puffin in the sun!
Ellen diving on the Great Barrier Reef
Maybe my favorite bird? A Least Auklet! (he’s tiny – only 6 inches!)
A kea (alpine parrot) in Fiordland
Feathered friend hitches a ride on our polycrystalline solar panels!
Fork-tailed storm petrel!!
Bull fur seals in a minor dispute
Tropicbird investigates our sails
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Wildflowers on the river bank
Lighthouse near the sheep station
Turnagain Arm is just beautiful in the summer sun!
Sunset and moonrise over the Aleutians
Passing Castle Cape in strong winds, before nosing into the terrifying williwaw cove.
St Helena Island
Ascension Island dawn landfall
Whale vertebrae and fishing camp
Anchored in northern BC
Glacier on Unalaska Island
Landfall on St Helena Island, South Atlantic
Dutch Harbor seen from Pyramid Peak
Forests and glaciers of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Frederick Sound and Thomas Bay seen from atop Petersburg Mountain
Porpoises in our anchorage
Landwasser Viaduct for the Glacier Express train
Ill-fated fishing boat near Petersburg
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Adventure & People
Sailing in the Marquesas
Sighting land after 27 days
Landfall on Haida Gwaii aboard Celeste
Seth on an all-day hike at the beginning of “Movember”.
Wee Primitive Boat meets Gigantic Luxury Boat!
Approaching Pavlov Volcano, Alaska Peninsula
Sailing in Shelikof Strait
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.
Chukchi Sea, North of the Arctic Circle
Celeste in Prince William Sound
Dinghy-ing near Petersburg
Staysail furled after the gale
Seth runs past the castle on an after-work run
Sailing in the Bering Sea
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!
Celeste and a bit of sea ice
The two of us in beautiful New Zealand during our circumnavigation
Rachel and Ellen spot the hut
Ellen skis pow
Winter sailing aboard Celeste
Old-fashioned navigation aboard Celeste last summer before installing GPS this spring
With Heretic in the South Pacific
Bahamian boat racing in the Exumas – gorgeous!
Seth navigating the ICW
Seth driving a quad (OK, so this is actually in Alaska, but still)
Fresh catch in Alaska
Camping by Lake Te Anau, Fiordland, New Zealand
Clouds building before the strong winds
Flying up Clarence Strait
Train to the mountains
Wing ‘n’ wing aboard Heretic, Pacific Ocean
Trekking in the Alps
Lovely Caribbean sailing aboard Heretic
Ellen up the mast in Port Angeles, making final upgrades
Sluicing down decks in the calm
Beating to windward
Sunset-sunrise in the Arctic
Seth ties down the laceline after reefing
Holding strong despite williwaws!
Arrived on beautiful Cocos!
Nosing up to a glacier
Nosing into an anchorage, looking out for rocks!
Heretic in Polynesia
All photographs and text © Ellen and Seton Leonard, 2016, All Rights Reserved.
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