Learning to Trust Heaving To

Almost to San Diego The day had started out with light winds blowing out of the northwest. They were driving me south-southwest, more toward the south pacific instead of my destination of Southern California. I had barely rounded Cabo San Lucas and was losing ground the further I went. If this continued it was going to take a long time to get home. The information I read about the clipper route back to Southern California […]

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Finding Makara

Sailing to Santa Cruz Island, Channe Islands National Park It was a cool fall day on the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. I walked down the docks toward a small boat. I looked at the beautiful lines of the Pearson Triton sitting in the slip in front of me and dreamed of where it might take me. I knew I would buy her that day. As I walked back up the dock to head home […]

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Finding Purpose

In 1997 I had my first faint thought of sailing. I grew up in the deserts of Arizona, so the idea of traveling the world by boat was not the most natural vision to have. It was a chance discussion with a couple which sparked my curiosity. They spoke so passionately about sailing. I was always drawn to adventure. The year prior I had climbed my first route on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park […]

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