An Ocean Calm – A braided essay

A dead calm is defined as no wind at all from “The Dictionary of English Nautical Language”. Atlantic Ocean Logbook: 20 days at sea   As the dead calm descends around the rowboat, my body and mind begins to relax and I worry less and less about the next wave. The smoothness of the ocean’s surface... Continue Reading →

Many thanks to Fiona Outdoors!

Take a look at the latest posting of Rowing for My Life: Two Oceans, Two Lives, One Journey, my adventure memoir about rowing across the Atlantic and South Pacific Oceans.  http://www.fionaoutdoors.co.uk/2017/01/rowing-for-my-life-book-by-kathleen-saville.html Fiona Outdoors has won the MY OUTDOORS BLOGGER OF THE YEAR 2016

Wind Over Waves: Maine and Mexico

Lowell’s Cove, Maine At the end of small rocky peninsulas jutting off Orrs and Bailey Islands, heavy surf breaks hard and white.  This morning, when the cove was still calm and the air warm, a strong scent of seaweed drifted in the air. Now at 3:30 pm, the sky is whitish blue-grey and the gale... Continue Reading →

The Night is Familiar

Night is familiar when it comes. The sweetness of early summer milkweed permeates the warm air as I sit reading on the porch. Chickadees and nuthatches murmur in their sleep, swaying gently on their night branches. The wind whistles softly through the long thin needles of the old pine tree behind my house. My neighborhood... Continue Reading →

An Ocean Calm

An Ocean Calm -A Braided Essay- A dead calm is defined as no wind at all from “The Dictionary of English Nautical Language”. Atlantic Ocean Logbook: 20 days at sea  As the dead calm descends around the rowboat, my body and mind begins to relax and I worry less and less about the next wave.... Continue Reading →

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