This woman and her cat are having the best time sailing around the world
Published 27/04/2016 | 07:50
Captain Liz Clark and her cat are having an absolute whale of a time sailing around the world.
The captain and her first mate, named Amelia, live on a 40-foot long boat called Swell.
Clark told BuzzFeed she adopted Amelia when she was only six months old and is now giving her the adventure of her nine lives.
She said: “She has adapted to living surrounded by water. She’s learned to trust that she will be safe with me.”
Liz Clark, originally from San Diego, and now from The Ocean, told the website she had been dreaming of sailing around the world since she was a child.
She worked on her boat - which was made in the 1960s - for two years to make it seaworthy and then set off on the open seas with Amelia for company.
Setting sail in 2006 from California, Amelia has now traveled along the western coast of Mexico and Central America, as well as to the South Pacific.
Captain Clark has now logged an impressive 18,000 nautical miles.
She said: “I sleep on a pool mat under the stars, but I feel rich when I look up at that night sky and breathe the fresh ocean air and leap into the sea each morning.”
Clark said Amelia especially enjoys fishing from the boat.
“On calm nights, she fishes off of a soft top surfboard attached to the side of Swell with a small light that attracts fish,” the captain explained.
Amelia also enjoys hiking and exploring new places.
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She has adapted well to the life of a travelling cat.
Liz Clark said: “She has to go out of a cat comfort zone often.
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“But I think she now understands that I will keep her safe and she will have a lot of fun in the end. She makes Swell feel much more like a home.”