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Traveling with Bill and Tracie Through the Start of a Pandemic

For some years now my husband Brian and I have explored remote places in Alaska and Baja on board Bill’s wonderful vintage ships – the Catalyst and the Westward. Brian is gone now, but I have continued to travel with Bill and Tracie both with my daughter-in-law (a previously confirmed big boat enthusiast) and solo….

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April 24, 2020

Discovering the Cave Paintings and Petroglyphs of Baja

I was fortunate to visit some of the cave paintings in Baja on the extension of one of Bill’s Baja tours shortly before the Corona Virus exploded in our lives, changing what we could and wanted to do. And further fortunate to have Don Chicho as one of my guides. Don Chicho was one of…

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April 13, 2020

Morning Observations in the Sea of Cortez

I was lying in my bunk with my head next to an open porthole, listening to the dawn. I had yet to open my eyes. The quiet darkness had been filled with the tiny murmurs of a large school of sardines sheltering beneath Westward’s wooden hull. The wet scurrying sounds of the fish had been…

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March 27, 2020

Was that a Dream?

    Whale sharks can be 40 feet long!  Do you ever see them that big?  As long as the ever-cheerful, multi-tasking naturalist and photographer Carlos is there to propel me, I want to do that again — with a bigger one! I confess to the fans here that I had a death grip on…

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February 21, 2020

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