Liz Clark, a self-described 38-year-old “pirate,” has been on a mission to quit her job and sail across the world since 2006. In San Diego, California, she worked as a waiter (United States). Liz was given a Cal 40 yacht on the condition that she capture her incredible global travels.
“Captain Lizzy” rescued a 6-month-old cat in 2013, and she became her second-in-command on her yacht. Amelia The Tropicat, a feline named after a tropical island, acclimated well to her new life in the water.
Amelia was an excellent at fishing from the boat’s side, enjoying beautiful beach walks, and trekking.
Liz appreciates Amelia’s companionship when sailing across the world; he always believed the kitty brought a sense of home to the boat. They traveled together to various locations throughout Mexico’s and Central America’s western coasts, as well as the South Pacific.
Liz has completed many rounds through the French Polynesian islands and spent time visiting Kiribati’s eastern islands. Without a doubt, there are far too many unforgettable memories and experiences.
Liz’s dream of sailing across the globe began when she was nine years old and spent six months on her family’s yacht off the coast of Mexico.
Liz has been utterly attracted by nature and the opportunity to learn about a new culture, along with the freedom to sail in the wide sea, since that time.
Liz commented in an interview with Traveler a few years ago:
On the way, I met Amelia. He had been living in the woods since he was six months old. He got less fearful of the water and the locations we visited after learning to trust me. When we’re together, she knows she’ll be safe.
She has had many wonderful adventures while sailing across the world on her yacht, Swell. Liz recalls finding the cat with fondness; she was frail, approximately six months old, and in desperate need of food and affection. He was powerful and courageous.
Liz considered assisting several abandoned cats and dogs over her years on the road, but she felt it wouldn’t be fair to expose them to her itinerant existence.
Liz chatted with Patagonia about her life with Amelia and all of the fantastic things they experienced while traveling.
“I’m not sure what happened to me that day; all I remember is that leaving without her was painful.” I called her Amelia, after the famous Amelia Earhart, since I knew we both had a strong desire for adventure.
Liz, on the other hand, was always submissive to Amelia’s dominance and relished letting her run the yacht whenever feasible. He had a sharp and determined air about him, and he appeared to be extremely athletic and ready for any adventure.
Unfortunately, after all of these stories, excursions, and fantastic adventures with Liz, Amelia left behind the finest memories and anecdotes to be cherished forever.