Jody MacDonald

Embarking on an adventure that most of us only fantasize about, in 2006 Liz Clark set sail from Santa Barbara, California, as captain of her 40-foot sailboat, Swell, headed south toward the wonder and learning that lies beyond the horizon. Liz recently came out with a new book aptly named “Swell”. A memoir of the stories with wild seas and constant challenges, at the whim of the weather, relationships sweet and sour, nature’s marvels and colorful cultures, Liz talks about her amazing journey, sharing tales of sailing in high seas, of solitude and surprises, of finding connection to the earth and commitment to living in harmony with it. More than ten years, 20,000 miles, countless adventures, and one cat later (Amelia, who is pictured in these photographs but unfortunately passed this year BUT she does have a new one), she’s still out there. I am fortunate to call Liz a good friend and have been lucky enough to have spent time with her at sea. These are some images to pay a small tribute to a massively inspiring human. Go get this book! It will not only make you dream but will act as a reaffirmation that anything is possible, we just have to have the courage to GO! You can grab a copy from Patagonia or from any bookseller. @patagonia @captainlizclark #swell #lizclark




Pure adventure.




@kduvei I like this chick


Awesome profile


Sounds like a wonderful brave story and amazing photos as always from Jody! Think I must buy.


Cool sailing journey☀️⛵️


@jemimajai I will kidnap Archer and do this.


Jody!!! Thank you so much for this beautiful photo collection and tribute!! Hope you’re enjoying the read!! Everyone asks about this first pic, “wow you got that pic with a drone how cool...” and i tell them, no it was actually this badass photographer friend of mine who went up the mast at sea even though she gets seasick!? Big love to you courageous woman!


Amazing! Thank you for sharing! I will be getting her book!!!


Woooow 🖤 your cat comes along with you :)


@jodymacdonaldphoto Thank you for the info. We daydream about boat life with our two but can see both things happening!


@thepagesintheword yes to both. Liz taught her to climb back up a towel when she fell overboard. Liz would let her roam on islands but she always came back.


Does Amelia (or her successor) ever do a disappearing act when near the shore? Or has she ever gone overboard?


@tatiadaid 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽❤️


Wow ❤❤💚❤💚

@iris.onthego This is future you. Boat, surfboards, cat, climbing coco trees and being bad ass




I have to read about this incredible woman!!


That first one is such an epic photo!


😃 Wow!!


The ship's cat is my fave part of these pics. Great ones though!!! 🐱 🐱💜💜


Real life heros - Liz & Amelia. And these pics are stunning. ⛵️


Cool to see the ones I follow since long meet and travel together! 🐾⛵📷


I’ve been following her for a while. Awesome human!!


Taking adventure to the next level @gillywoocouture - inspirational!






Getting that book now!


Such clear water 🙌🏽sounds like such an incredible adventure


@alenahra hahaha ta vendo?


@brtatabr eu adoro essa guria e essa história e essa vida delas


A cat!! 😻


Pensei tanto em vc @alenahra


@simo.stro shimmia in barca capishi?

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