About MaryLou

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

While Glenn sails solo around the world, I’ll be sharing the story on these pages 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 a 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 him. They sent messages and offered words of encouragement and they asked questions. They also shared some of their own 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 let us know 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 write the daily blog, I 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.  You can visit me at marylouwakefieldart.com to see my work. In addition, I work as a communications consultant for small business and I write a blog about storytelling StorythatMatters.

When I’m not behind a computer, I can be found on foot, bike, yoga mat, or behind the lens of my camera.

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