I am a Photographer, a Writer, a Sailor and a Ships-Chandler. I have lived aboard our boats for 17 of the past 18 years and I still believe it’s the best way for me to live on this planet.
I am also an anarchist, an atheist and a lacto-ovo-pescetarian but at this point I am so done with talking about my politics, my lack of religion and my diet that that’s about all I’ll say on the matters. Unless, of course you want to have a go, then it’s on…
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 three 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
…And just to qualify,
My partner is with me because she chooses to be… My books I buy (sometimes), borrow and give away (sometimes), my music I pirate and my boat is such a complicated jumble of ancient, breakable technology that I worry very little about her sailing away without me, and besides, she’s booby-trapped, duh!
So here it is, the last 18 years of my life captured 1/250th of a second at a time…
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.