Episode 7 of The Sailing Podcast is a great interview with someone who is an author, mountain climber, academic, a sailor, a parent, a marine biologist and has been a commercial fisherman. His name is Mike Litzow who we spoke to over skype as Mike and his wife Alisa are currently on their yacht in Hobart, Tasmania.
Mike and Alisa have a very inspirational story where they have decided to sell up everything and head off sailing. This must have been a challenging time – giving up good jobs and cutting off ties with family and friends. Just to make things interesting, they also took off with a 10 month old as crew.
- You can find Mike and Alisa’s blog here – www.thelifegalactic.blogspot.com
- You can find South from Alaska on Amazon
I had heard that Mike had written a book about their trip so I decided to contact him for a quick run down of what they had been up to. It turns out that not only have they had a couple of huge trips across the pacific with their children, but they are not finished yet and have plenty more on the cards. Mike explains this to us in the interview.
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Show Notes for South from Alaska
I would like to thank Mike for taking the time to talk to us and let us know about his journey with his family and I would recommend that you visit them at their blog which has heaps of photos and journal entries going back a few years covering their sailing trips.
- It’s at www.thelifegalactic.blogspot.com
I was looking for photos of their new boat “Galactic” and I found some photos in the blogs from February 2011 which is about when they purchased it. It looks like a fantastic vessel for their future trips into the high latitudes. I am very jealous of them.
- I want to thank Pierre, Marc, Ervin and Ryan who dropped by to like our facebook page and thank you to all the listeners out there – thanks so much for spending your time with us.
Thank you for joining David and Carina on their journey