August Newsletter

Greetings from Lake Erie!
 
We had quite a month out on the water and are excited to share some updates! From our cockpit we experienced 90mph hour winds and brilliant cloudless days, rode five foot waves on Lake Michigan and glassy water for miles on Lake Erie, and heard the echoes of a One Direction concert in Cleveland and the hush of miles of uninhabited coastline in the North Channel. We settled in to life on the boat and eagerly welcomed two guests, my sister Rose and our friend Duncan, to sail with us for a few weeks. Check out our monthly photo essay below, now with captions and panoramas!
 
I’m also excited to share that we got a grant from the College Book Arts Association! The funding covers the cost of the software for building the interactive map. I’ve spent nearly every day of the past month working on it and hope to share a draft soon.
 
In September we’re excited to ramp up the Climate Odyssey project and our focus on climate change. Though we haven’t formally documented climate change impacts the way we will upon reaching the East Coast it’s never far from our minds - we’ve seen bits of this year’s record toxic algae bloom on Lake Erie and followed the reports of devastating wildfires in our old home of Idaho. We’re looking forward to navigating the Erie canal en route to our first impacted community: the Lower Hudson Valley in New York (including NYC at the end of the month - give a shout if you're there!) 

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