At Sea

Feb 22, 2020 - Sea Cloud

We usually try to plan our first day on Sea Cloud as a full day at sea, so guests can get their first introduction to the glory of a hand-sailed, square-rigged sailing ship and witness all the line-handling and rigging involved. Captain Komakin set the sails in a moderate easterly trade wind breeze about 30 miles east of St. Lucia, with the aim of sailing west to finish the day in sunset light under the iconic Pitons of St. Lucia. That’s exactly what we did, and by the end of the day, Sea Cloud had another 50 dedicated sailors in the family!

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About the Author

Tom O'Brien

Expedition Leader

Tom O’Brien has been leading and designing expeditions for Lindblad Expeditions since 1985. With a background in physical geography and conservation, a Bavarian heart and a Celtic soul, Tom has been one of the most passionate advocates of the expedition experience around the world for nearly three decades. Many of the local people and communities that we work with today are the result of friendships that Tom and his expedition mates developed many years ago.

About the Photographer

Alex Krowiak

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

A childhood surrounded by the woods and streams of Pennsylvania initially sparked Alex’s curiosity about nature. That curiosity eventually led him to pursue degrees in biology and environmental studies at Boston College. During his time there he conducted research on carnivorous plants in Iceland and kelp forests in South Africa. Together these diverse experiences provided him with the background and passion to become a teacher. 

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