Along the world’s coastlines, water touches everything and everything touches the water. Living at this edge means we can take advantage of the vast array of connections water affords, but we also have to think about its power and its delicacy.
Tidal Life includes the fun and drama of water, wind, mud, sand, boats and creatures, the flow and flux of this fluid, often squishy environment. Oddball asides, philosophical rants. And a few of the obligatory recipes.
Tidal Life, the blog, began as an adjunct to Tidal Life, the column, which appeared monthly in The South Whidbey Record from Spring 2008 to Spring 2011. The column is finished, the blog took over and continues to address the many facets of living well at the waterfront with a conscience.
Living well, as defined here, depends not on luxury and ease, but on care of everything around us – family, friends, creatures, resources, the land and the sea.
Originally from Washington State, I now live aboard a Freedom sailboat called Sunshine with my husband, Tom and cat, Tito. We left New England just before Christmas 2013, sailing south along the Intercoastal Waterway.
I’ll read almost anything, write about almost anything. The short list is water, travel, family, food, writing, wildlife, art, boats, architecture, interior design and sustainability.
My articles and essays have appeared in local, regional and national publications. Publisher’s Weekly called one of my essays a “gem.” That gem is now available in Panic In Any Other Language, my ebook of essays about traveling in Italy.
I’ve been a technical writer, reporter, publicity coordinator and green building project manager. Now I blog, publish e-books, build WordPress web sites and help clients with online marketing. Visit my business site, www.NancyBartlett.com to see more about my books, writing and services.
Email me at tidallife at gmail dot com. Follow me on Twitter.
Photo of wild horses at Rachel Carson Reserve, Beaufort, North Carolina by Tom Bartlett.