Means calm, peaceful, idyllic, prosperous, carefree or joyful.
     She is a Valiant 40, hull #137, built in Bellingham, Washington in 1976.
She came into our lives in 2011. In April we got the title, in May we moved aboard, and in June we left Seattle and sailed up the coast of British Columbia.
We’ve been sailing together ever since.
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“And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come halcyon days;
Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays;
Whether we look, or whether we listen,
We hear life murmur, or see it glisten …
             ―James Russell Lowell, via Emily Talbot Guillote

John and Becca Guillote

John is the photographer. He portrays the layers of history, emotion, spirit and culture in each moment through his application of light, perspective, and detail. He also takes pictures.

Becca is the writer. She tells vivid stories of authentic moments, highlighting the beautiful, dangerous, dramatic and hilarious with grammatically correct sentences and her tongue held firmly by her cheek.


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