Gone Floatabout

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Sunshine Blogger Award

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Seth and I were recently nominated by a fellow blogger for the Sunshine Blogger Award -thank you, Diana! Diana writes Handstands Around the World – about hiking, travel, and the outdoors. Diana is a former gymnast, hence the handstands and the name of her site. She has great pictures of the Mountain West and beyond!

What’s the Sunshine Blogger Award? It’s kind of like a chain letter… (did that date me?) given to bloggers by other bloggers who are “positive, creative, and inspiring”. We’ve really enjoyed other sailing and non-sailing blogs since we started writing Gone Floatabout, so it’s wonderful to know that others have enjoyed our site!

Here are our answers to Diana’s questions:

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Articles and photos update

HeritageIn a change of pace from blogs about Alaska, we have some recent articles and a photo gallery to share!  The April issue of Classic Boat magazine (just out!) has an article about cruising the Maine coast aboard a beautiful Herreshoff ketch we briefly owned called Nahma.  Sailing in Maine will have any classic boat lover salivating: on almost every tack you’ll see yet another historic wooden beauty.  To accompany the article Classic Boat has just uploaded a large photo gallery!  Check it out here!

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Summer Sailing Articles

Ellen's photo on the cover!

Ellen’s photo on the cover!

For those of you looking for relaxing reading about some incredible sailing destinations, this summer’s issues of Cruising World (USA), and Sailing Today (UK) have two of my features coming out.  So for a change of pace from watermakers, diesel engines, and AGM batteries, you can check out idyllic North Haven, Maine in the pages of Cruising World‘s July issue and British Columbia’s incredible mountains and fjords up the Inside Passage in the October issue of Sailing Today.  The July issue of Canada’s Pacific Yachting also has a short article I wrote about a couple of beautiful anchorages on Cortes Island near Desolation Sound.  Finally, one of my photos is going to grace the cover of Cruising World!