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
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
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
There are a few iconic views of Torres del Paine, Chile’s famous national park, that you see over and over again. So I decided to share some of the beautiful vistas I saw while hiking in the park that are not iconic, but breathtaking nonetheless. TRAVEL TIP: Traveling to Patagonia? Torres del Paine is pronounced … More Wordless Wednesday: the [less iconic] Views of Torres del Paine
A rainbow spreads across a channel in Tierra del Fuego, Chilean Patagonia. Taken while sailing in March 2014.
The sun is setting, casting her last intense, warm hues across a blue world. The water ripples softly, quietly reflecting the fading golden light. The mountains become silhouettes, forming a jagged, toothy horizon. This is a view I have seen many times before. It is beautiful, familiar, and comforting. Today, I am finally back on … More Five Days To the End of the World
Rain moving up a fjord in Chilean Patagonia, April 2014
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!
Alright, so I’m breaking the rules of “wordless Wednesday,” but I just have to write about this place. Only accessible from the water, defined by stark rocky outcrops and harsh winds… Brecknock Peninsula captivates me. Located near the west entrance to the Strait of Magellan, the peninsula is the westernmost projection of the Isla Grande de Tierra del … More Wordless Wednesday: Brecknock Peninsula