About Me

My DH and I live the ideal life. We spent the summer of 2008 as caretakers for the Seguin Island and Lighthouse off the coast of Maine. Winter 2008, we lived on Fire Island when almost noone else was there and had to walk or ride bikes 2 miles each way to get to our car. The summers of 2009 and 2010, we were at a lighthouse offshore near Salem, MA. September 2010, we returned to Seguin as the first fall caretakers and have returned each fall to close up. In winter 2010, we headed off to Deal Island, Tasmania!! We were dropped off and left alone on an island 60 miles offshore and picked up three months later – and it was fabulous. Summer of 2013 found us at Five Finger Lighthouse in Alaska,  where we were surrounded by humpback whales; March 2015, we returned to Deal Island for another three month stint; and summer of 2017 we are living on Protection Island, Washington near the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a national wildlife refuge with us and 75,000 birds, give or take a few. Six lighthouse homes, and a cabin in the middle of a seagull colony.  How great is that!  In between our island sojourns, we cruised the northeast (with 2 cats) on our 32 foot catamaran, Water Lily – may she rest in the Chesapeake with her new owners – and now on Lake Champlain on little Boreas, a monohull. We generally spend the coldest months in our new(ish) home in the Adirondacks. I am a proud mother of 2 + 2 and Oma to 2 in the next generation; a semi-retired physician, acupuncturist, avid knitter, spinster, weaver and photographer. You’ll find me on Ravelry where I am known as One2KnitFar.

9 thoughts on “About Me

  1. We were liveaboards for 3 1/2 years and it was wonderful. We had two sons with us – 18 months and 3 yrs when we left – and that certainly made us see the wonders of nature through different eyes!


  2. You certainly live an interesting life. I would have never thought when I first meet you that I could keep up with world traveling by just reading your blog. Love the stuff about Seguin!


    • Thanks Chuck. Who knew? We’ve been back to Seguin a couple of times in the early fall. It is a special place. Maybe we’ll see you again there…or elsewhere. Hi to Elyse.


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