By: Patricia On: December 30, 2010 In: Arizona, Travels Comments: 4

Arizona and the desert have a lot of detractors. I’ve met many of them throughout my life here, usually before they depart back East, and I’m sure I know many still. The arguments run along these lines: it’s hot, the landscape is dreary, it’s hot, there are no trees,...

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By: Patricia On: October 19, 2010 In: SEA, Travels Comments: 0

In honor of Travel Tuesday, I’m just digging through some SEA trip portraits and scenes in a second round of edits.

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By: Patricia On: September 08, 2010 In: Sailing, Travels Comments: 1

California. What is it about you and your “coast”? Why must you have “ocean” and perfect weather? Every time I embark on a weekend trip to San Diego or Los Angeles, I wish I could just stay. I would sail on weekends, walk around Santa Monica or Venice Beach...

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By: Patricia On: August 01, 2010 In: Puerto Rico, San Juan, Travels, Writing Comments: 1

It’s infinitely true, what people say. Well, some of it. But when you’re told that for your travels, a journal is an indispensable companion, the people are speaking the truth. And for all that, a journal is useless if you forget one thing: to write in it. As my...

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By: Patricia On: June 28, 2010 In: Travels Comments: 3

The SSV Corwith Cramer anchored in Samana Bay. On our first day anchored in Samana Bay, we were picked up early for a tour of Los Haitises National Park. Los Haitises is located near the Samana Peninsula, and it’s a part of a growing ecotourism industry in the Dominican...

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By: Patricia On: May 22, 2010 In: Sailing, SEA, Travels Comments: 5

During the transit from Key West to Charleston we were booking it with Force 6 winds and 7-8 foot seas. Here’s a little snippet. I’m now regretting not doing more video. Oh well. Sailing on the Cramer from patricia lapadula on Vimeo. I have started a running list of...

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By: Patricia On: May 12, 2010 In: SEA, Travels Comments: 4
By: Patricia On: April 26, 2010 In: SEA, Travels Comments: 5

This is a story about the people you meet when you travel. Their faces etched in photographs vainly attempting to capture one moment forever. A desperate attempt to hold on to people and places that you will likely never see again. They are fleeting moments and encounters — a...

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By: Patricia On: April 25, 2010 In: SEA, Travels, Uncategorized Comments: 0

Photo taken by Jeff Schell (above). That’s me trying to, by the looks of it, ease the tops’l brace in the middle of a squall. Don’t that sound fancy?

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By: Patricia On: April 16, 2010 In: SEA, Travels Comments: 5

Mother Cramer. She speaks to you! Hello there, still alive and having breakfast in Samana, Dominican Republic. I’ve been living in another world. Seriously. It´s hard to explain how different life on board a moving ship can be. The rules are all different, from how you eat, to how...

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