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June 30, 2020 at 07:51AM

Tomorrow morning will be our last bit of cell service before being officially “out at sea” for the next month. I love all the FaceTimes and calls and texts from loved ones and family. Spirits are high, onward we sail.

June 28, 2020 at 08:46AM

It started as an idea a few years back. More casual conversation about “would a bigger sail be something you’re interested in” than making true plans. I’ve found a lot of joy in saying yes. I’ll commit to big things, to people, to life. Monday morning we depart for a true unknown. No land in sight, weeks on end. It will be one of the most difficult and I’m certain most rewarding thing that I’ve ever done.
Thanks for taking some photos of Eric and I @whitwhitehouse

June 27, 2020 at 06:41PM

“Once in a lifetime.” That’s what I keep hearing about this trip. It’s a major undertaking no doubt, but I have a hard time thinking that there’s anything that’s worth doing once that I wouldn’t want to do again. Check back in in a month and a half and see if I still feel the same way! ——
@backcountry has been supporting my odd ideas for adventure for years now, and actually they are the reason that @sonofaboat and I first met. ——-
Sailing across an ocean is a bit gear intensive, as you might imagine. From extreme waterproof gear, headlamps, knives, camping stoves to sleeping bags. One of the best things we bought for this trip were our two new lounge chairs, aka Crazy Creeks. Check out @backcountry and you can use code WILL15 for 15% off your first purchase at backcountry.com! (exclusions apply) #findyourbackcountry

June 23, 2020 at 09:21AM

I always seem to rise with the sun, my body does best on the circadian rhythm of the sun. There’s not many sunrises that I am sad that I woke up for.

June 20, 2020 at 10:46AM

We’ve all read the famous quote “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” By H. Jackson Brown Jr.
In just over a week @sonofaboat and I will be setting sail, literally, bound for Hawaii. It’s a flood of emotions, but mostly excitement, one of those trips that we hope will shape the mind and soul for the rest of life.

June 16, 2020 at 01:01PM

It’s interesting how life seems to get away from you, going from one thing to the next keeps us feeling busy but rarely affords the time to reflect and sit with the gratitude of the life we’ve been given.

June 12, 2020 at 08:55AM

I don’t know how this trip will change me, but I know it will. I don’t know if I should be excited or terrified. Maybe it hasn’t really set in yet, but in a few weeks I’ll find out.

June 11, 2020 at 11:33AM

We can always learn, we can always grow, and sometimes it takes a community to help get us there.

June 09, 2020 at 08:16AM

From my morning meditation: “Unless we have a sense of nonjudgmental, unconditional kindness towards ourselves, unless we are familiar with resting in that space, it can be very difficult to apply that towards our relationships.”

May 29, 2020 at 01:01PM

A few years back shooting with @gregorypacks in the Sawtooths. I still need to get back to this area one of these days.

May 28, 2020 at 06:31AM

I climbed into my first slot canyon a handful of years back, figuring that basically if I knew how to climb and rappel, that canyoneering wouldn’t be much different. We made it through that first canyon, but there were definitely some shenanigans that went down. Since then I’ve taken many opportunities with friends who are very skilled to continue this craft, and the feeling of rappelling off the edge still gets my heart going every time. Film photo by Jacob C

May 27, 2020 at 11:09AM

Life looks different these days. I’ve learned or realized new appreciations, new friendships, new space for life and love. There’s no question that this will effect all of us for years to come, and I hope that when possible, we try to make the most of it. Photo by @austingwhite