Pat and MaryPat and Mary met in Alaska in 2000 during a week long marine wilderness adventure on the waters of the Alexander Archipelago. Pat captained and operated the 60 foot motor vessel Glacier Seal out of Juneau.  At this time, Pat had been in Alaska over 25 years moving there from his home town of Oceanside, California in 1975.  A licensed U.S Coast Guard marine captain, Pat operated charter boats in Alaska as well as spending years exploring the inland waters, bays, coves, villages and remote locations of the Inside Passage. A photographer since the age of 4, boats and the wilderness of Southeast Alaska provided all the photo opportunities Pat could ever ask for.  He shares some of his photos with you in the Alaska photo gallery.

Mary hails from Long Island, New York and lived as well as worked there most of her life.  As a child and then a young adult, Mary spent part of her summers on Cape Cod.  The rocks and water of the New England coastline have always called to her.  After Pat and Mary “hooked up,” Mary somehow (don’t know how, really) convinced Pat to see the New England coast and he liked it, too.  And that was that.  After living on Long Island for a number of years, when the opportunity arose in 2009, Pat and Mary hightailed it to the best cape (Cape Ann, of course) and set up housekeeping.  And, there you have it.