Along the world’s coastlines, water touches everything and everything touches the water.
Living at this vital 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.
But the influence of water doesn’t stop when the wave recedes down the sand. Its influence is felt far inland and what we do upstream effects the ocean.
What Tidal Life Offers You
Tidal Life showcases the fun and drama of water, wind, mud, sand, boats and creatures, the flow and flux of this fluid, often squishy environment. You’ll find shoreline news, marine information and water based how-to’s here. You’ll also find stories of travel and travail that you can laugh at and learn from. If you like oddball asides, seafood recipes and philosophical rants, those are here too.
Why Tidal Life
Tidal Life, the blog, began as an adjunct to Tidal Life, an environmental science column, which appeared monthly in The South Whidbey Record from Spring 2008 to Spring 2011. 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.
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I’m Nancy, Your Guide To The Tidal Life
A native of Washington State, I now flow with the tide on the east coast, aboard a Freedom sailboat called Sunshine with my husband, Tom and cat, Tito. We left New England just before Christmas 2013, and spent the winter sailing south along the Intracoastal Waterway. We fetched up in the village of Beaufort, SC. It’s our home base while we work on the boat and take side trips to places we can’t reach by water.
My articles and essays have appeared in local, regional and national publications. Publisher’s Weekly kindly 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.
When not setting sail or cleaning the bilge, I blog, publish e-books, build WordPress web sites and do developmental editing for authors. Visit my business site, www.NancyBartlett.com to see more about my books, writing and services.
Photo Credit: The photos of Puget Sound polar bear divers and of me at the helm of Sunshine were taken by Tom Bartlett.