Kelly Waterhouse (aka Kelly Girl) grew up in Minnesota, practically in the middle of a corn field next to one of the 10,000 lakes within the state. Not afraid to get her toes wet, she relocated to Seattle, Washington shortly after graduating from college in the early 90’s. It was there she met a man named Kelly, who became her husband and taught her how to sail in the briny waters of the Puget Sound. That is when their vision to cruise beyond the protected coast began.
During their journey, Kelly Girl kept journals and wrote travel logs that covered over 30 countries. Her website kept land based fans posted with stories and photos of the trip which tracked Moorea’s locations around the globe. The author’s narratives of the voyage have been published in Latitudes and Attitudes and Latitude 38 sailing magazines and travel blogs.
An accomplished world circumnavigator, Kelly’s journey is one that many people can’t imagine or even know where to begin in order to live it themselves. Kelly shares their story of how they reached their dream.