Tag: Clipper

Star Clipper raises sail Black and white image

Crossing the Atlantic on a Tall Ship

And so it begins . . . I am on Star Flyer as she heads out into the Atlantic making for Barbados and winter in the Caribbean. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a tall ship is the stuff of dreams. Rope and cable thrumming in the breeze, the crack of a sail filling with wind: these are sounds old in human time — these sounds lie deep within our collective consciousness.

Royal Clipper near Soufriere, St. Lucia

Onboard the Royal Clipper

I sailed for two weeks on the Royal Clipper to the Windward and the Grenadine Islands. I boarded the ship in Barbados, only scheduled for a single week. Then I fell in love with the Royal Clipper. Four days into the trip, I placed a call to my travel […]

The Lightness of Being

To fly over the ocean on a winged ship . . . It is an old feeling. A deep feeling. In it we are connected, even to the ancient Phoenicians daring to explore the Mediterranean. We feel that first voyage into the unknown — the sea surrounding us. […]