34 year-old Liz Clark, a former bartender and a self-proclaimed “she-pirate,” quit her job in San Diego, California in 2006 and has been sailing around the world since. She was offered a Cal 40 sailboat with only one condition: she had to document all her adventures. Naturally, “Captain Lizzy” took this opportunity. In 2013 she welcomed aboard a 6-month old kitten that she rescued. Now the two of them are inseparable and share a life full of adventures.
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”