About the Author
I share with you bits and pieces from our circumnavigation on Applause, when upon dropping anchor we would search for the one black phone in the village where a call could be made, or fax sent, to the States. We got to know local culture, cuisine, and creatures while waiting for a bundle of mail to arrive or the winds to change. Logbook pages and stories were handwritten. Photos were made with whatever was at hand. There was even a Polaroid with which I thrilled or frightened kids in not-actually-so-remote areas. Each photo is a story, in content as well as production. They have survived 'til now, rough and faded though they may be, and that is a story unto itself.
So, here we are Stateside, anchored, with a wealth of adventures and misadventures in our wake. On our maiden voyage on our 24ft Kitchema in the Caribbean we received the good omen of a close encounter with a whale. I've been unable to capture that experience with words, but I'll not give up.
I write because I must.