About me

I’ve lived and sailed on boats where my boyfriends’ were always the captain. I didn’t like that very much. So, at the age of 26 I decided to hell with all that and bought my own boat. I moved aboard by myself in May 2016. I showed up in the boatyard with an inflatable dinghy, bicycle and hammer. After 180 nights on my boat winter came quickly and I was back on land. I sold the boat, bought another and am now on a vision quest to journey my little 26-foot sailboat away from our home waters and into the blue where winter never comes.

See you out there!

Pretending to Live Aboard

11 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi Emily! How exciting, I think our boats are relatives (designed by the same guy). I look forward to following your adventure, yay boat girls!

  2. It’s the journey that counts – and what we make of it is all in our hands. I was where you were several years ago – no we are a family of four, living on our Moody 425, sailing where the winds blow us, I teach yoga around the world and – despite (or because of?) the many ups and downs and challenges, we wouldn’t want it any other way. Well done on your blog and on the courage to follow your dreams. The only way to no regrets;) x

  3. Darn it, I didnt know you had a blog too, been reading Stormy’s blog sometimes. I will love reading you and about your travels!

  4. Hello, Thanks for your writing and the photos–I empathize with your journey. Living in inland Oregon, I’ve long wrestled with a deep craving for water, movement, freedom…wind and waves. and…Mexico -Hot and glassy. Bought a Ranger 20 sailboat in Feb. 2015 in Mt. Shasta; did some lake testing, then trailered up to Bellingham in July. Sailed out solo for a week. Lucky good weather. Total newbie. 50 sec sailing video here:

    And my second trip–with a friend to Cypress Island, WA–sailing, camping, then the Wooden Boat Festival. My photo gallery:http://www.keithhenty.com/p638210415
    Since been to Sea of Cortez with a friend and his boat.

    Best wishes, and smooth sailing,

    1. Ahoy, thanks for the kind words. I love the Salish Sea and consider it to be my home waters I’ve had some wonderful experiences sailing in Bellingham Bay and anchoring on Lummi Island. Also, no offense to your video, it’s prounouced -LUH-Mee, not “loomy,” 😉

      Cheers, keep sailing will check out the wooden boat fest pics. That sure is a fun show! Fair winds.

  5. Just researching some geologic features of the inland sea here in Grand Isle and came across your blog post. We sail a Morgan 34 in that exact spot and I’ve been coming up here since I met my husband in college 20 (!) years ago. Good luck!

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