Lost in the stars, I lay huddled on the port side of the cockpit in my sleeping bag. The eastern horizon hinted the coming twilight, but my gaze was fixed skyward. Swell’s soft rhythmic lurch through the small upwind chop, told me I could relax. I didn’t want to jinx myself, but intuitively I anticipated […]
As some of you know, I recently suffered a cervical spine fracture of my C3 vertebrae. In other words, I broke my neck! Don’t worry, I’m ok! I was extremely lucky that my fracture did not effect the spinal column, so there was no nerve damage and I will recover fully and relatively quickly… So […]
July 20: Voyage to the Source by Liz Clark 2600 Miles in the South Pacific Examining Life Close to Nature Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Munger Theater, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California What: A Slideshow Presentation by Liz Clark (surfer, writer, photographer, adventurer, environmental activist and Patagonia ambassador.) When: Friday, July 20, 2012, 7 […]
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…Yet another plastic-ridden beach thousands of miles from any significant metropolis… Mckenzie and I hiked over the hill from where Swell was anchored hoping to find some wind-swell peaks to surf one morning. Instead, we discovered this spectacular 1/2 mile-long beach coated in plastic trash (and Portugese man-o-wars!) from end to end. This beach faces […]
No one put more wood on the fire, which I interpreted as a sign that we’d be going soon…Not home, not yet. Tonight I’d be following my local friends out to the reef to look for lobsters. Makae made no grand announcement. Just stood and gathered his gloves, then donned his homemade jerry jug backpack. […]