Back on the Bay

Whew! After about two months of living out of a backpack, I’m finally back home on Alchemy. When you move back onto a sailboat and experience an overwhelming sense of luxury you tend to gain a bit of perspective on your travel style. Been busy teaching, filming, sailing, and attempting to figure out a way

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Philopappos Hill

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Hydra: No cars, sub donkeys.

Sitting in a cafe in Hydra this morning booking flights and hostels for the return trip home via Athens and Milano. The sound of donkey steps clop through the streets while the church bells ring. There are no cars here. The hatches are secured on our boat “Edgar” and were ready to set sail to

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Matching

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The perfect boat

When I was a kid I had always dreamed of living in a world where streets were made not of concrete but of water. One where I could ride a jetski to school. Where I could sail a Laser to the grocery store. I’d imagine my fantasy world might have a resemblance to the canals

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Home for the night

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Kalimera

Internet is still limited but just wanted to throw something up from Greece! Its been an amazing sail so far and the Greek islands are really something incredible. Totally different from any sailing experience I have had so far. The Islands are far apart in both distance and personality, the winds have ranged from zero

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Classic Mykonos

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Rome: First Impressions

So today almost totally sucked. Spent 80% of the day walking about 800 miles with a hundred pounds on my back, It’s hot, my legs hurt, I’m hungry, and could not find a place to say to save my life.  Coming from the land of Starbucks and free wifi on every corner I banked that

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Rome Bound

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Climbing mountains at Lake Garda

I like to walk. To tell you the truth, I don’t know that I can think of a time when I’ve actually been outwalked. Today Mauro definitely gave me a run for my money. Perhaps when you grow up in a small mountain town on a lake where all there is to do is sail,

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Curious Pigeon

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Couchsurfing at Mauros

Up in Lake Garda I stayed with Mauro whom I met through the website couchsurfing.org. What an awesome and fantastic human being. He hosted me for two days and showed me some of the most incredible sights you could imagine, amazing.   The first night in town he brought me into hos home and cooked

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Garda Windsurfer

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Riva

  What a shitty view. Time to hike. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS-1Ds Mark IIExposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/1600F Number5.6ISO250Focal Length150mmMetering ModePattern

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Mama Della Rosa

After an incredible stay in Milano, the time has come to hit the road again. I can’t thank my hosts the Della Rosas enough for being the most gracious and incredible hosts anyone could ask for. Not only did they allow me to stay in their home in Sardegna for two weeks, or crash in

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Churches at 35mm

Today we wandered around Milano and checked out four or five churches of which I lost count and forgot names after churches two and one respectively. If there is one thing I learned, it is that there are a lot of churches in Italy. Surprisingly I keep finding them very interesting. I always hated history.

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I came. I saw. I conquered.

I came, I saw, I conquered. Ate the whole damn thing… amazingly delicious. Pomodoro, mozzarella, brie, speck, and trevisana on a pizza = one hell of a food coma. I just want to know how Italians manage to stay so freaking skinny?? ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS-1Ds Mark IIExposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/60F Number2.2ISO100Focal Length35mmMetering ModePattern

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Genova Sunrise

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Sardinia, It’s been rad.

Luckily we were able to make the ferry after the incident yesterday. We actually even had time for a farewell appetizer of gorgonzola, prosciutto, bread, and vino! Combined with the pain killers I was feeling really good. Anyway, we arrived in Milano this morning after a 10-12 hour ferry ride between and Sardegna and Genova.

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Catso

Today started off well. A morning of espresso, writing, and reading. Lucia and Andrea woke up and recalled that I wanted to go jump off of the cliffs at the North end of Sardegna. Sounds like a plan. A beautiful (although a bit tiring and hot) hike around the headlands. However, while down climbing the

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Pesce

My birthday dinner kicked ass. It turned out to be an informal showdown of California/Mexican vs Italian. On the Mexican side we were having seared ahi tacos. Check out this hunk of tuna local caught from the med sea! ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS-1Ds Mark IIExposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/160F Number2.2ISO1250Focal Length35mmMetering ModeCenter weighted average

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Happy Birthday to Me

Happy birthday to me! Yup, today marks 28 years of wandering. My birthday present to me is to keep life simple. Out comes the film camera, loaded with a roll of TriX-400 black and white film, mounted with an honest 50mm lens. The plan today is to spend some time writing then cook a Geoff

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Today Rocked

Today rocked. Spent the morning sipping espresso, eating biscuits and fruit, reading, and writing. Followed that up with a killer lunch of chicken, stuffed peppers & zucchini, and some other food I was not able to identify but that tasted quite fine. Work that off with an exhausting run up to the top of a

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Acropolis at Night

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Stintino

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Sunrise on the Aegean

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On the hard

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Castelsardo

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Ribbit

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May the Voyage Begin

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Sailing Regatta in San Francisco

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Jay

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Garrett

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Masked Woman

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Mia

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Smile

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Do Not Resuscitate

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:San Pedro” – Fisherman

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Captain Sam Kesten

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