Captain Liz Clark - USA
Liz Clark set sail from Santa Barbara, California, 10 years ago as captain of her forty-foot sailboat, Swell, headed south toward the wonder and learning that lies beyond the unbroken horizon.
Liz is an inspiration for many people who are on the search for the simple wonders of life. She lives her dream, something most of us won`t ever be able to.
Here`s a quote from her book "Swell: A Sailing Surfer`s Voyage of Awakening":
"My situation is an anomaly, but I recognize what most people back home are facing and it pains me. The current system devalues our dreams, unless they produce financial gains. Most feel obligated to take the road that keeps them sheltered and fed, and then drown the yearning of their souls with alcohol, drugs and pills. It hurts to think about our true desires when they seem too inaccessible. They become accustomed to a demure work life with no time to really question it until retirement. But by then their bodies are worn out and minds accustomed to certainty and structure. Too many dreams are going hauntingly unfulfilled."