Peregrina — "from Spanish, woman pilgrim, from Medieval Latin, feminine of peregrinus." I am a pilgrim by sea.

 

about me

After years of canoeing, lifeguarding, and even coxing women's rowing 8's, I fell in love with sailing on a trip through the Adriatic. Hooked, I came back to the San Francisco Bay and started learning to sail through classes and racing. I’ve always been passionate about traveling and experiencing other cultures, so sailing across oceans and sharing our journey in words and photos is a natural combination of all of my passions.

about the dog

Jadzia "Zia" Dax is a rescue dog of mixed breed. She herds and fetches like a Border Collie but has the ears and smarts of a Papillon. We've been lucky to be together since she was about five months old, and she’s backpacked, camped, and hiked all over California and Hawaii. She’s a great sailor, and loves to bark at the sea lions on buoys and boobies who land on deck at sea. She has no idea that she's only ten pounds.

windfola in honokohau

about the sloop

Windfola is a 1985 Sabre 34 Mk I. I was lucky to find her in wonderful condition without fancy or unnecessary additions. I've added only what I deemed essential for my own comfort and safety, like new lifelines, more solar, a windvane for non-electric self-steering, and a composting toilet.

All work was done by me, my friends and sailing community, and the good folks at KKMI Richmond in Point Richmond, California, and Koehler Kraft Co. in San Diego, California. (Can't thank them enough for all of the support and guidance, too!)