Category: Channeling Isabella + Sailing

At the helm on Apalachee Bay of Shell Point, Florida

Channeling Isabella is a blog theme and quick guide to my sailing adventures and interests. It features blog posts and resources related to maritime focused movies, experiences, and adventures (including pirates).

The theme is inspired by Isabella, the main character of my historical fiction series The Pirate of Panther Bay (Southern Yellow Pine Publishing)

(Mis)adventures in Sailing Part 1: Running Aground

Sailing can be a humbling experience. It’s even more humbling when your first major misadventure…

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Courage, Tenacity, and Mental Toughness Lift True Spirit

SummaryTrue Spirit is a sincere and heartfelt family film about the heroic solo sailing adventure…

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Following a Pod of Playful Dolphins

I admit, following this pod of dolphins play and frolic in Apalachee Bay was pretty…

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Introducing “Channeling Isabella + Sailing”

A blog channel on my adventures as a sailor, maritime related movies, and other resources.

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The tragedy and drama of life at sea in Adrift

The opening scenes of the movie Adrift (2018) are riveting and sobering. The lead character,…

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Why CODA‘s heart and mainstream coming-of-age story upended Hollywood

When CODA took the award for Best Picture at the 94th Academy Awards, more than…

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The Lighthouse mixes horror and psychology in time for the holidays

The Lighthouse is a spotlights top notch performances by Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson in this psychological horror film.

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The story behind the cover of Calusa Spirits

The cover for Calusa Spirits is great, and I think thing it’s the best one…

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What sailing ships tell us about storytelling

As a kid, I was fascinated by sailboats and sailing ships. I loved reading adventure…

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St Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum Educates, Inspires

I finally achieved a major objective since moving to Florida: I visited the St. Augustine…

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