Hello friends, it’s been almost two years since I first launched the Vagabondist. A lot has happened during those years– my 3 month trip to South America ended up lasting more than a year because I joined the crew of a sailboat exploring Patagonia, I sailed as crew to Antarctica aboard a 104-year old fully-rigged barque, and I started working as an expedition … More The New Vagabondist
In, February, I spent three weeks in San Carlos de Bariloche, a gorgeous mountain town in Argentina’s Lake District. Bariloche has an incredible amount of activities, all accessible from the city center: kayaking, SUP, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more. Pro tip: it’s also famous for its chocolate and has incredible ice cream. If … More San Carlos de Bariloche
Last year, I had the incredible opportunity to sail with Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman on a filming expedition for his upcoming documentary, The Pearl Button. We explored the Chilean coast aboard the SRV Saoirse with Patricio and his small team, capturing the wild, sometimes haunting beauty of the Patagonian coast; the essence of the water, the ice, and … More The Pearl Button Takes Home Best Screenplay
Do you ever have those moments where you step outside yourself and realize how utterly bizarre you must look? I’m having one of those moments. I am filthy, with wild hair and sunburned skin, crouching low in the forest, brandishing an 8-foot long bamboo pole. What will either shed light on this situation or confirm … More Move Over, Mama
Lately I’ve been getting a lot of emails from a lot of different people that have one thing in common: everyone is asking where I am and what I’m doing. Because I was supposed to be at sea… but instead I’ve been on land for the past three weeks. So, here we go: I came … More Where in the World Is Sarah Now?
November 1st They say life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I seem to have found one of the edges of my comfort zone. I am pressed up against the vertical face of a steep hillside, clinging to slippery moss, flailing around in an increasingly pathetic attempt to climb to the top. My … More Sometimes You Do the Bushwhacking, Sometimes You Get Bushwhacked
Rain moving up a fjord in Chilean Patagonia, April 2014
The journey is part of the experience – an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent. One doesn’t take the A train to Mecca. — Anthony Bourdain Today I begin a five-day journey to the end of the world. Two days in airports. A daylong stopover in Chile to provision for the boat, meet with scientists… and … More It’s all about the journey…
I made this video of my time spent sailing in Patagonia earlier this year. It was a pretty incredible experience, as you can see, and I am so excited to head back tomorrow!
Two of my deepest passions in life are science and sailing. As most of you know, when I went to South America this year, I stumbled upon an incredible opportunity to combine those two passions aboard the SRV Saoirse. I extended my time in South America by a few months in order to continue sailing … More Supporting Science at Sea… with super cool t-shirts