This talk and slideshow will be held in the Carnegie Reading room of the Port Townsend Library at 7pm. Jennifer Redmond was a newlywed when she and her new husband decided to spend their honeymoon at sea, sailing in Mexico—they had no idea it was the beginning of 35 years together aboard sailboats. That first voyage tested their new relationship, not just through rocky waters and unexpected weather, but in all the ways that living on a twenty-six-foot sailboat make one reconsider what's truly important. The couple sailed Watchfire to Baja California's Sea of Cortez, where they spent twelve months before sailing south along Mexico and Central America and through the Panama Canal. In her talk, Jennifer will recount that fateful first year, moving back and forth from her past to taking her first step onto Watchfire—from her bohemian 1960s childhood in Southern California to the years she spent as a struggling actor in New York.