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Last night c. 11:30pm… After a long day of learning about thru-hull fittings, valves, a gazillion different dimensions of plumbing pieces, excessive trips to Fisheries to return wrong parts, fixing broken power tools, and making prayers to Poseidon that our hull plugs are solid, we’re so close to having her back in the water… #neverstoplearning #doityourself #diy #tinyhouse #tinyliving #adventure #sailing #sailboats #kabiki #gobysea #pnw #oceanpowered #hopeitfloats

Last night c. 11:30pm… After a long day of learning about thru-hull fittings, valves, a gazillion different dimensions of plumbing pieces, excessive trips to Fisheries to return wrong parts, fixing broken power tools, and making prayers to Poseidon that our hull plugs are solid, we’re so close to having her back in the water… #neverstoplearning #doityourself #diy #tinyhouse #tinyliving #adventure #sailing #sailboats #kabiki #gobysea #pnw #oceanpowered #hopeitfloats

— 4 months ago
#tinyhouse  #kabiki  #oceanpowered  #sailing  #pnw  #tinyliving  #gobysea  #adventure  #hopeitfloats  #sailboats  #doityourself  #neverstoplearning  #diy 
Finally, a new post on the blog. Seven months late but who’s counting. Take to the road, my friends. #oncewildhere #roadtrip #adventure #travel #california #nevada #journey #ontheroad #camping #cardcarryingdirtbag
http://www.oncewildhere.com/2014/04/any-road-will-do/

Finally, a new post on the blog. Seven months late but who’s counting. Take to the road, my friends. #oncewildhere #roadtrip #adventure #travel #california #nevada #journey #ontheroad #camping #cardcarryingdirtbag

http://www.oncewildhere.com/2014/04/any-road-will-do/

— 6 months ago with 2 notes
#camping  #cardcarryingdirtbag  #travel  #ontheroad  #roadtrip  #journey  #california  #adventure  #oncewildhere  #nevada 
Milo stems his way up Party In My Pants on his first-ever outdoor climb // Frenchmen Coulee, WA #climbing #rockclimbing #vantage #frenchmencoulee #washington #pnw #rei1440project #adventure #sunshine

Milo stems his way up Party In My Pants on his first-ever outdoor climb // Frenchmen Coulee, WA #climbing #rockclimbing #vantage #frenchmencoulee #washington #pnw #rei1440project #adventure #sunshine

— 11 months ago with 2 notes
#frenchmencoulee  #vantage  #rockclimbing  #rei1440project  #sunshine  #washington  #pnw  #adventure  #climbing 
My favorite spot on the south bluff trail at Discovery Park #seattle #pnw #rei1440project #onthetrail

My favorite spot on the south bluff trail at Discovery Park #seattle #pnw #rei1440project #onthetrail

— 11 months ago with 1 note
#rei1440project  #seattle  #onthetrail  #pnw 
Afternoon light chasing // Discovery Park #onthetrail #fall #seattle #rei1440project

Afternoon light chasing // Discovery Park #onthetrail #fall #seattle #rei1440project

— 11 months ago
#rei1440project  #seattle  #onthetrail  #fall 
Working in the home office today, Department of Sea Hobos. Cluttered but cozy. #lifeontheboat #tinyhouse #tinyliving #offthegrid #sailing #sailboats #seattle #freelance #thekabeki

Working in the home office today, Department of Sea Hobos. Cluttered but cozy. #lifeontheboat #tinyhouse #tinyliving #offthegrid #sailing #sailboats #seattle #freelance #thekabeki

— 11 months ago with 8 notes
#tinyhouse  #sailing  #freelance  #thekabeki  #tinyliving  #lifeontheboat  #sailboats  #seattle  #offthegrid 
Dying embers over the cloud-covered Olympics. #lifeontheboat #sunset #seattle #tinyliving

Dying embers over the cloud-covered Olympics. #lifeontheboat #sunset #seattle #tinyliving

— 11 months ago with 1 note
#lifeontheboat  #seattle  #sunset  #tinyliving 
The tapestry of tribes | Once Wild Here →

Cairo was the most foreign of foreign places I’d been to at that point, and at the time the farawayness felt viscerally true in the way that loneliness can sometimes be a strange comfort. A silent anguish from feeling misunderstood by family and having to leave my closest friends, despite it having been my choice, had me looking for a mother. Oum el donia—Mother of the World, they call her—took me in with both arms and made me feel a sort of belonging, one in which my anonymity in that equivocatingly medieval and cosmopolitan jungle became a new foundation to build from because I couldn’t figure out where home was anymore. A detached sense of free-falling suddenly became the clearest notion I had, and I clung to it.

My latest post is up at Once Wild Here

— 1 year ago
#tribes  #home  #travel  #family  #oncewildhere  #writing 
The mountains in us →

I feel their sharpness in my stomach when I come around a corner and catch sight of them, calling out from across the water in a voice not-quite-sinister, not-quite-innocent. They are physical symbols of my geographical home, but more than that, they seem to reflect the duality of being human that my 8-year-old self didn’t know how to piece together while laying in the grass and feeling small—an all-encompassing beauty that catches in the throat, a lightness tinged with longing and marked by a velvety shadow, the dark and the light unable to exist without the other.

From my latest post at Once Wild Here.

— 1 year ago
#climbing  #rockclimbing  #washington  #mountains  #childhood  #oncewildhere  #copyright Mackenzie Berg