Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys
Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys
Limerick at anchor in the San Juan Islands
Cozumel, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
SUP in the San Juan Islands, WA
Ensenada Grande, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Fireweed in Alaska
Butterfly Fish, Big Island, Hawai'i
Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Cook Inlet, Alaska
Mike and Dorado, Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Camille from above
Dolphins on the bow of Camille
Camille at anchor
Surfboards, Sayulita, Mexico
Isla San Francisco, Mexico
Limerick in the San Juans
Fire Dancer, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mike and SUP, Punta de Mita, Mexico
Camille at anchor in Baja


We’re Mike and Verena (more about us). We met after college, while working aboard a NOAA hydrographic research vessel in Alaska, collecting data to update nautical charts. We later moved to Portland, Oregon and worked for a hydrographic firm that kept us traveling all over the US and working aboard boats and ships. In 2008, we both got our 100 ton captain’s licenses, and in 2011 we quit our jobs, bought a sailboat and went sailing in Mexico for a couple of years (start reading here.) We eventually made the Baja Bash back up to California, sold the boat and spent summer 2014 working and playing in Alaska. Back in the lower 48, we have been working and traveling in our mini van. For Christmas 2015 we bought ourselves a new home/boat – this time a trawler to further explore the Pacific Northwest. Be sure to subscribe to our website and join us on Facebook!

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