What This Woman Does After She Quits Her Job Is Amazing

Liz Clark, 34, a self-proclaimed “she-pirate,” has been sailing around the world since 2006 when she quit her job as a bartender in San Diego, California. Clark was given a Cal 40 sailboat on the condition that she would document her adventures around the world. In 2013, “Captain Lizzy” welcomed a 6-month-old kitten that she rescued aboard.
“She has adapted to living surrounded by water,” Clark said of her cat. The cat, named Amelia (also lovingly referred to as Tropicat), enjoys fishing from the boat, walking on the beach and hiking. “She has to go out of a cat comfort zone often,” Clark added. “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 [the yacht] feel much more like a home.”
So far, Clark has traveled along the western coast of Mexico and Central America, and around the South Pacific.

Liz Clark has been sailing around the world since 2006 when she quit her job as a bartender.
cat sails around the world
Clark was given a Cal 40 sailboat on the condition that she would document her adventures around the world.
cat sails around the world
In 2013, she welcomed a 6-month-old kitten that she rescued aboard and named her Amelia.
cat sails around the world
The feral kitten was skinny and hungry but Clark saw a “commanding lioness air and carefree bravado” in her.
cat sails around the world
“She has adapted to living surrounded by water.”
cat sails around the world
“She has to go out of a cat comfort zone often.”
cat sails around the world
“But I think she now understands that I will keep her safe and she will have a lot of fun in the end.”
cat sails around the world
cat sails around the world
Amelia also loves hiking with Clark!
cat sails around the world
As well as enjoying the pleasures of SPA together…
cat sails around the world
She sure has a similar thirst for adventure as her human!
cat sails around the world
“It was petrifying to leave the safety and security of the dock and my friends and family.”
cat sails around the world
“I didn’t know if I would be capable of captaining a boat this big and managing all that goes into a trip where you’re off the grid…”
cat sails around the world
“…but I knew I had to try or I’d always regret it.”
cat sails around the world
“When I left I didn’t know how I’d make money, and I don’t come from a wealthy family or anything, like many people assume.”
cat sails around the world
cat sails around the world
“I sleep on a pool mat under the stars.”
cat sails around the world
“But I feel rich when I look up at that night sky and breath the fresh ocean air and leap into the sea each morning.”
cat sails around the world
“She makes Swell [the yacht] feel much more like a home.”
cat sails around the world

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