The description on our YouTube channel reads:
He’s a seafaring navigator. She’s a freelance writer and photographer. High school sweethearts, they were married in 1977, raised their children and spoil their grandchildren. After 30 years, they finally stopped dreaming about owning a sailboat. They bought an ‘86 Catalina 22 in September 2014. Capitalizing on their Celtic roots, the boat is named “Seanachai” (pronounced shawn-a-key), which means Storyteller. You’ve found the place where they post some of their adventures, special projects and lessons learned.
We are fortunate to sail in Charleston SC, with its beautiful, busy harbor, active ports and lots of connecting waterways and pristine creeks — each ripe for exploring. No two days on the water are the same. I’m a lot like a child on Christmas morning when I see the playful dolphins surface, or the soaring seabirds taxi into flight. I can’t resist trying to capture them or the scores of watercraft we encounter; everything from stand up paddle boards to mega yachts, cruise ships, cargo ships, fishing boats, pleasure craft and tugs. None of these sights are new for the Captain, but his mate is mesmerized.
It’s challenging to capture images on a moving sailboat, especially when–just as the photographer is framing her image–the Captain orders, “Ready about!” The dutiful deckhand abandons the shot and preps the jib sheets for a tack. To tell the full story, I also want to show how we work together to get underway, handle the running rigging and such.
Recently we made a day sail up the Wando River near Charleston with the GoPro Hero mounted to the stern rail. Together with the Panasonic camcorder and the Nikon D5100 on hand, we’re able to tell a new Seanachai tale.
What do you think?