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Interviewed by Psychology of Sailing Website

A few weeks ago, we were honored to be asked for an interview by Fabio at the Psychology of Sailing website, whose focus is how sailing and psychology can influence each other and promote mental health and well being, as well as a sense of purpose in life.  Our interview just got posted yesterday, and you can read it here. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed answering Fabio’s thoughtful questions! http://www.psychologyofsailing.com/outdoor_life_interview/

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Celeste on the Alaska Peninsula, 2016


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Happy 2017!

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


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Hiking the Olympic Peninsula

lake-angelesThis fall we’ve been “stuck” on the Olympic Peninsula while repairing Celeste, but it’s been a great place to be stuck. Not only have we made some wonderful friends, but we’ve gotten to explore the peninsula quite a bit. It’s the northwesternmost part of the contiguous United States and the mountains that form its spine are the second largest range in Washington State. The highest peak is the glaciated Mt Olympus, at nearly 8,000 feet. Rainforests and lakes surround it, draining to the dramatic Pacific coastline of beaches, breakers, and rock formations. Much of it is national park land, so is beautifully wild and undeveloped and full of animals. It’s been a wonderful area to hike and explore on our days off from boat projects and work. Here are a few photos: Continue reading


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Last day to help Seth raise funds to fight cancer!

MustacheOnce again, a big thank-you to all of you who have already supported Seth’s fund-raising campaign to fight cancer!  We really appreciate your contributions!!

Today’s the last day of the campaign, so there’s still time if you’d like to donate: http://mobro.co/sethleonard

The drive is for the Movember Foundation, which supports men’s health – in particular prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and the effects of physical inactivity.  Throughout November Seth has participated in both the Movember mustache campaign and the MOVE challenge to do something physical every day.  Mostly that’s been nighttime runs after work, but there’s been a few hikes thrown in and even one day skiing after a nice snowfall.

If you feel able to donate, please go to http://mobro.co/sethleonard.  Thanks so much!!


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Help Seth raise funds to fight cancer!

This month Seth is trying to help raise money to fight cancer and support men’s health through the Movember Foundation, and we’d love to have any support you feel able to give!

http://mobro.co/sethleonard

As well as the standard Movember facial hair (!!), Seth’s doing the MOVE Challenge to do something physical every day in November.

Seth on an all-day hike at the beginning of "Movember".

Night run past castle

The Movember Foundation tackles many important health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. Your donations will help them make an impact, so if you feel able, please donate online at http://mobro.co/sethleonard

You can learn about the work Movember is funding and the impact your donation will have at http://ch.movember.com/en/programs/strategy

Thanks so much! We appreciate your support!