Woman Quits Her Job And Sails Around The World With Her Rescue Cat
You can’t possibly think that sailing around the world can be done alone. I mean, look at Tom Hanks in Castaway…he didn’t sail the world. But, he got left on an island, and had to create “Wilson”, in order to survive. Well, this former bartender who decided to sail the world, rescued a cat in order to survive her journey. Now, the cat has become a sailing and ocean life expert.
Liz Clark has been sailing around the world since 2006 when she quit her job as a bartender
Clark was given a Cal 40 sailboat on the condition that she would document her adventures around the world
In 2013, she welcomed a 6-month-old kitten that she rescued aboard and named her Amelia
The feral kitten was skinny and hungry but Clark saw a “commanding lioness air and carefree bravado” in her
“She has adapted to living surrounded by water”
“She 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”
Amelia also loves hiking with Clark!
As well as enjoying the pleasures of SPA together…
She sure has a similar thirst for adventure as her human!
“It was petrifying to leave the safety and security of the dock and my friends and family”
“I didn’t know if I would be capable of captaining a boat this big…”
“and managing all that goes into a trip where you’re off the grid, but I knew I had to try or I’d always regret it”
“When I left I didn’t know how I’d make money, and I don’t come from a wealthy family or anything, like many people assume”
“I sleep on a pool mat under the stars”
“But I feel rich when I look up at that night sky and breath the fresh ocean air and leap into the sea each morning”
“She makes Swell [the yacht] feel much more like a home”
If you had to choose just one person or thing to sail the world with you, who would you pick? Share with friends!