About MaryLou

On West Wind II near Victoria, B.C. Canada

While Glenn sails solo, I’ll be posting his daily updates from our home in Victoria B.C. Canada 48.4328° N, 123.3347° W. We thought Going Solo was a good name for the blog because it’s what both of us do while Glenn’s at sea.

When Glenn made his first attempt in 2007-2008, I created this blog and posted daily updates and photos. Within weeks, thousands of followers around the world became interested in the story and wanted to engage with Glenn. They sent messages, and asked all sorts of questions. They also shared some of their personal stories of adventure and dreams. Glenn appreciated that people reached out to him and was more than happy to write back. Kids in a grade 5/6 class in Maclean, Saskatchewan told us they were following Glenn’s voyage every day as part of their geography class. They also asked lots of questions which Glenn answered, with pleasure.

Other than posting the updates, I also wrote articles and answered requests from the media in Canada, the US, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Argentina and the UK. I published an article in the UK’s Yachting World. It was an exciting adventure – on and off the ocean.

These days, my main focus is making art. I paint abstract landscapes in my garden shed studio and I create solar plate prints at my local print studio. My hand lettered and illustrated (by Harry Heine) ‘Sea Fever’ print on watercolour paper is available for purchase. You can email me at mlwakefieldATshaw.ca or visit my website at marylouwakefieldart.com 

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