I am a Photographer, a Writer and a Sailor. I have lived aboard our boats for 19 of the past 20 years and I still believe it’s the best way for me to live on this planet.
I believe in myself, anarchism, atheism, lacto-ovo-pescetarianism and the fact that all technology fails.
Sailing to me is the one way that I’ve figured out how to travel and remain within the boundaries of my own familiarity. Although all things in life are transient and ownership is impossible I have discovered that it’s important to maintain a certain level of intimacy with a few objects in life, such as books, my music and whatever boat I’m on at the time. The four boats that we’ve had (Dena and I) have been the perfect place to keep those few things that make wherever we go our hearth. And of course the one person in my life that makes all the places I roam my home is my partner and co-captain, Dena Hankins
So here it is, the last 20 years of my life captured 1/250th of a second at a time…
1999- the Puget Sound from Seattle to Vancouver Island and all points in between… (Yes, I have a big pussy, what!?)
2000- Winter in Blaine, Washington, lost in a boson’s locker…
2001- The straight of Juan De Fuca heading to San Fransisco… (14 ft following seas kicking our asses back to Port Angeles in a fog-soup with a dead engine, “Living the Dream, baby!”)
2002- The San Fransisco Bay just East of Alcatraz…. (On S/V Sapien, our second sailing adventure on that boat)
2003- Marina Bay, California… (We fell in love with sailing together on S/V Sapien in and around the S.F. Bay).
2004- The Oakland Inner Harbor and Alameda, California… (Two seconds after this was taken I wacked my head on the boom, oh that sucked!)
2005- Decker Island, up the California Delta. (We circumnavigated the Isle of Decker by rowing, it took 3 hours, it hurt!).
2006- 1000 miles West of the Golden Gate Bridge. (Damn, that was really good rum!).
2007- Radio Bay, Hilo, Hawaii… (Yes, we sailed to Hawaii! It took 20 days, it was incredible!).
2008- Trivandrum, Kerrala, India… (We did not sail to India in ’08).
2009- Heading North from Hampton, Virginia to Baltimore, Maryland… (Our first big adventure aboard S/V S.N. Intrepid, Itinerant-Nomad).
2010- Looking good in the Baltimore Inner Harbor and Middle River…
2011- Fairly Creek, Eastern Shore of Maryland…
2012- Great Diamond Island, Casco Bay, Maine… (Our first cruise to Maine, a life changer that one).
2013- Aboard Schooner, Mystic Whaler, New London, CT. (Yep, orange tie dye).
2014 On The Bumblebike, Wessagussett, Ma.
2015 The Lighthouse Keeper of Seguin Island, Me. (Our first year as cruising editors for the Northern Waterway Guide).
2016 Sailing to Baltimore and back to Eastport on a race to find a winter home for the boat before going back to India.
2017 with a new grill in Mahabalipurm, Tamil Nadu, Hindustand.
2018 went from Charleston, SC to Robinhood Cove, Me and back to Portlandia aboard a new boat, S/V S.N Cetacea.