CAPTAIN LIZ CLARK IS LIVING THE DREAM. The sailor and environmentalist bought a 40-foot sailboat years back, worked on getting it shipshape, renamed it “Swell,” and has been sailing around the world on it since 2006. Clark has an unusual first mate, though: her cat, Amelia.
“Amelia the Tropicat” was adopted by Liz when the cat was a mere 6-months old, and she has grown used to life on a ship.
Over the years, Liz has sailed all over the Pacific.
Amelia the Tropicat likes to fish — with limited success.
Amelia gloating over her first official fishing success…🐟 i have tried to make her a few different kinds of floating platforms to fish from, but she never liked them. recently a friend gave us a soft-top surfboard and it turns out that #Tropicat finds it up to her standards. woke up to 2 of these on the floor of the cabin…she ate one, then carried this one around all morning…🏆 #thanksGael!! @patagonia_surf @mizulife @loveavasol @zealoptics @ecoflex_
The two now criss-cross the Pacific, looking for environmental projects to help out in, and living off of renewable energy sources.
If this isn’t the dream, I don’t know what is.
What if our religion was each other? If our practice was our life? If prayer was our words? What if the Temple was the Earth? If forests were our church? If holy water-the rivers,lakes and the ocean? What if meditation was our relationship? If the Teacher was life? If wisdom was self-knowledge? If love was the center of our being? Good Questions to Consider by Ganga White 💚🌏💚
Liz says Amelia “has to go out of a cat comfort zone often, but I think she now understands that I will keep her safe and she will have a lot of fun in the end.”