Liz Clark, 34, a self-proclaimed “she-pirate,” has been sailing around the world since 2006 when she quit her job as a bartender in San Diego, California. Clark was given a Cal 40 sailboat on the condition that she would document her adventures around the world. In 2013, “Captain Lizzy” welcomed a 6-month-old kitten that she rescued aboard.
“She has adapted to living surrounded by water,” Clark said of her cat companion to Buzzfeed. The cat, named Amelia (also lovingly referred to as Tropicat), enjoys fishing from the boat, walking on the beach and hiking. “She has to go out of a cat comfort zone often,” Clark added. “But I think she now understands that I will keep her safe and she will have a lot of fun in the end. She makes Swell [the yacht] feel much more like a home.”
So far, Clark has traveled along the western coast of Mexico and Central America, and around the South Pacific.