A Different Kind of Arctic Expedition

Researching ice and waves aboard the Sikuliaq Before the summer of 2018, spending time in the Arctic had never been on my radar. I really like the sun, I don’t like wearing shoes, and my hands get cold much too easily. But…

Gennie and Jarod: A Sailing Couple Finds Their Boat

This article, by Becca Guillote, was originally published in the November 2017 issue of 48° North. Photos by her co-captain, John Guillote. The sun was doing its best to suppress the October chill as we motored across a…

It Takes Six Months

This article, by Becca Guillote, originally appeared in the April 2017 Issue of 48° North. Halcyon, Mango, and Agape share the anchorage at Isla Isabel. Photo courtesy of John Guillote. Before we left Seattle, those that had…

The ABSURDITY of Boat Projects

This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of 48° North.  Anyone who owns a boat will likely agree with me: boat projects are absurd. Various boat owners quantify this absurdity differently – some base it…