This year I was honored to receive the David Wallis Literary Award from the Ocean Cruising Club. It was for an article I wrote for the club’s biannual journal Flying Fish, recounting spending my twenties at sea, including the circumnavigation Seth and I made aboard our rudimentary, even primitive, boat HERETIC. It was very flattering to be singled out, especially as the articles in Flying Fish tend to be of quite high quality, in terms of the content (some very exceptional voyages recounted!) and the writing and photography. I was also excited to receive my copy of Flying Fish and see dear old CELESTE on the cover!
In December I was really flattered to have my photo “Alone at the Ice Edge” be nominated by Cruising World magazine for the annual Boating Writers International writing and photography contest. And I recently learned that the image earned a Certificate of Merit for the Boating Photography category! Here is a link to an announcement about the awards, with lots of other great stories and images. Congratulations to all the other winners! And here’s the photo:
Also, for those of you who are members of Off Center Harbor.com, I have a new “Guide Post” up about our 2015 voyage to Point Barrow and back. Here’s the link.
Last but not least, Ocean Navigator has posted my most recent article “Sail Fast” online.
That’s all the publication news for now 🙂
Happy New Year to the Gone Floatabout subscribers! And welcome to our new subscribers – so glad you’re enjoying our blog!
To welcome in the new year, we thought it would be fun to look back on some of the highlights of a hectic but good 2016. Here’s one for each season: Continue reading
Sorry it’s been so long since our last blog post! It’s been a busy few months since we tied up to the dock in Port Angeles, Washington back in August, but we hope to post more soon – we have some pretty pictures of backpacking in the Alps to share as well as some boring shots of boat repairs…. In the meantime, here’s a little news of our recent published pieces for those of you who are interested. 🙂 Continue reading
I’m excited to share a bunch more articles that have come out this winter and spring! For those of you who like pretty pictures, out right now in Cruising World‘s June/July issue is a double-page spread of Celeste in the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean – it’s an ‘under-over’ shot (half underwater) but no, we didn’t go swimming to take it – just leaned over the gunwale of the dinghy!
Thank you to everyone who voted in the Sailing Today 2015 Awards! I’m honored to have had my image “Laughter Lines” win Best Cruising Photograph. Although we couldn’t be at the acceptance ceremony, I enjoyed hearing ST magazine’s editor Sam’s words, that the picture showed “the lighter side of cruising life and the joys of quitting the beaten track, shot in the Teakerne Arm of British Columbia’s unfairly-named Desolation Sound. Ellen is busy cruising the Arctic at the moment, so we’ve dispatched her award for collection at the North Pole.”
Apologies once again that the blog has been on hiatus for so long. We both enjoyed our time in the Arctic and are now back at home. Unfortunately the blog will stay paused for another couple of months due to commitments at home. Thank you all for your patience—I promise the story and photos will resume eventually!
I’m super excited to have been nominated for Best Cruising Photograph in the Sailing Today magazine 2015 Awards! I’d really appreciate your vote at http://www.sailingtoday.co.uk/awards2015/ You can vote anytime until August 23 and you get entered for a chance to win a sailing holiday in Greece. My photos is “Laughing Lines” http://www.sailingtoday.co.uk/the-sailing-today-awards-2015-photo-of-the-year/ And if you’d like to pass this on, please do!!
Thanks so much!! Really appreciate your support!!
Thank you to A Family Afloat for nominating us for the Liebster Award!
The Liebster Award helps bloggers connect: one person nominates various blogs he or she enjoys reading, asks them some questions, and then they nominate other blogs. It’s a nice way of recognizing each other and sharing stories.
We’re excited that Gone Floatabout was just featured as “Website of the Week” in Blue Water Sailing‘s newsletter! You can read the whole newsletter here. The Cruising Compass newsletter goes out every week, and it’s free whether or not you subscribe to BWS 🙂 Blue Water Sailing is the magazine I wrote about in my last post.
For subscribers to Off Center Harbor.com, I have a new Guide Post up: “Why Attempt the Northwest Passage? One Woman’s Inspiration and Goals.” It’s very similar to the blog I wrote for ZEAL Optics, but there’s a new photo and more about our boat Celeste as well as links to earlier Guide Posts about our previous boat Heretic and environmentally-conscious sailing!