By the middle of August, after a couple weeks of traveling, I found myself in Washington DC at the home of my cousin Heather and her husband Phillip. It had been an obscenely long time since we’d seen one another, thanks to internet’s ruse in keeping people well-connected. But there we sat, finally, with daiquiris in hand and bellies full of sushi.

Heather and Phillip are in the process of purging their worldly possessions as they prepare to move onto a 40-foot sailboat and set out for a sail around the world. I was fortunate to arrive just in time for a final sail on their previous vessel before handing the keys over to its new owner. We spent an exquisite Saturday cruising around Chesapeake Bay before nestling in to a small cove for cold beer, chips & salsa, leftover birthday cake and naps on the stern in the late afternoon sun.

The only downside is that now I’m researching sailing schools. A sailboat is much smaller than my Korean apartment. And I really don’t need any more hobbies.

Giving Stuff Away!

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Winners will be announced next Monday.

14 Responses to “Chesapeake”

  1. charlotte says:

    your summer! oh my, there’s so much good there.

  2. jodi says:

    sounds like a perfect day.

  3. Megan says:

    God I love boats.

  4. esther says:

    what a day, what a week, actually. sounds so absolutely lovely. :)

  5. dave tuttle says:

    PIP is my favorite shot this post.
    mad skillz yo.

  6. God, are you kidding me? That sounds like such a perfect day.

  7. Eva says:

    Hello, I’m one of those who “read along in the shadows”, as you put it in your previous post. I got hooked on your exotic pictures from Japan, and am now enjoying the ride through other parts of the world. Looks like you had a perfect summer day!

  8. carolyn says:

    lovelovelove sailing. looks like you had the perfect day for it too.

  9. claire says:

    glorious indeed!

  10. amisha says:


    as several of my friends packed up and moved across the world for human rights fellowships this month, i kept thinking about how lovely it would be to be able to put everything in 2 large bags and just… go. i love my domestication but sometimes (like when i move twice in 4 weeks, like now) it is very heavy.

  11. BF says:

    “nestling in to a small cove for cold beer, chips & salsa, leftover birthday cake and naps on the stern in the late afternoon sun.” this sentence just blew my mind. sensory overload. unbelievable.

    PIP is also my favorite shot in this series, but really – they are beautiful. i want to be heather and phillip.

  12. Carolyn says:

    Wow, what a great adventure that will be!

  13. emily says:

    this means that we near-missed each other twice this summer – once when i was at the cape and once when you were in dc. drat. and i didn’t realize until just this very morning – about 3 minutes ago – that you are one of the 10 things pair! i loved 10 things, way back when, when i was a new blogger. safe travels to you, ms. elizabeth taylor. may your arrival be filled with joy. xo.

  14. HB says:

    Somehow I missed this when you posted – fabulous post. I’m going to miss the old Picaroon but it was lovely to share the experience – which was pretty much every summer weekend afternoon for the past four years — with you. But we’re off to new adventures and really hope we can meet up in all sorts of exotic locales!

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