Current book project: FINDING PAX (peace, in Latin)
The life-changing international journey to find the history, owners, builders and admirers of a small, buxom Danish boat named Pax.
Book about Spidsgatter PAX
I knew better than to buy a wooden boat. But I did - mystery and all.
Built in 1936, PAX is the only Danish spidsgatter of her size (45 sam or 28 ft) in North America and 1 of less than 50 in the world.
Her journey from Denmark to America and Canada was lost, clouded with tales of tragedy.
Finding PAX is the story of Kaci's six-year international odyssey to find the truth. From the an island in Canada, to WWII Denmark to 1960s California & to the bottom of an ancient ocean in Oklahoma.
She found the truth, met owners in three countries & learned how peace transcends time, gender and country.
To buy the book, contact Kaci.
Blog and In-Person Presentations
The Woman of the Wind Blog and in-person presentations feature humorous & inspiring stories from sailing, ranch life, wood boats, a circumnavigation and walking. All include lessons & reflections on wind, people and nature worldwide.
Beautiful photos from a lifetime of travel in wild places illustrate Kaci's speaking topics & presentations @ women's groups, professional & civic organizations, schools, retirement centers, boating clubs and events - anywhere people enjoy inspiring adventure stories.
- Current book: Finding PAX
- Next book: When a Cowgirl Goes to Sea
To invite Kaci to speak, email or message via Facebook.
Wooden Boat World
As director (former) of the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival for a decade, my three main goals were 1) to preserve wooden boat culture 2) to gain worldwide prominence for our community and marine trades 3) to raise funds for youth maritime programs.
The Wooden Boat Festival inspires people of all ages in spirited reverence for history, disciplined craftsmanship, undiluted passion, willful self-reliance and a love of nature that can only be felt through wood, wind and water.
Kaci continues to attend, participate, consult with and promote wooden boat endeavors worldwide.
"All sorrows can be borne if you can put them in a story." Karen Blixen @ Karen Blixen Museum, Denmark http://t.co/dRORUWNlCy
Pax was built stronger and survived even more challenges than ever imagined. Thanks to the original owner, Petry... http://t.co/Krv7mpptRH
Great visit to the Hobro Sailing Museum. Excellent display of boats, tools, engines, gear and a library of Danish... http://t.co/dHeDu1bg7v
On the train from Copenhagen to Arhus, then to Hobro Maritime Museum with Klaus - the archival researcher Saint... http://t.co/XDb9sKgXwx