I was a recreational boater for more than 20 years, boating the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta through a total of five boats. The last boat I owned was a 36-foot trawler. My husband became ill in 2008 and never boated again but I kept the trawler until 2015, taking it out with my dog, Gracie (now deceased) and meeting up with friends in various places on the delta. This year I seem to be on boats again but doing it with photography in mind. I was on a 42-foot fishing boat in Alaska in March and on the David B. this September and in November I'll be on a 240' icebreaker ship traveling in the South Pole. The David B. is 65 feet long and is an old refurbished diesel workboat.
The David B. has a story to it and you can find some information on it here: https://northwestnavigation.com/why-choose-a-small-boat-for-alaska-cruise/.
The owners, Christine and Jeffery, are simply wonderful to travel with and Christine is the absolute best cook ever, she made fresh bread or muffins daily, fresh soups, and snacks were always available. And, she put up with my diet of no meat other than fish and the fish was wonderful. All of the food was simply incredible and I wanted to take Christine home with me to cook! While I was on the San Juan Islands cruise they also cruise to Alaska, be sure to check out their website above.
I am a photographer, it is my passion, my avocation, and almost everything I do revolves around it.