Voyaging with Velella: The Sea Monster

By: American Sailing Association

Continuing the “Voyaging with Velella” series by ASA writer-at-large Meghan Cleary. Meghan, her fiance Prescott, and their kitten Nessie are on a planned 9-month cruise in the tropics. I blame Robin Graham for this. And Tania Abei too. Their descriptions of kitten-companions aboard their circumnavigating sailboats tore at my heart until I became obsessed with the idea of having a boat kitten too. “But it doesn’t seem like the right environment for a cat.” “How are you going to make sure she doesn’t fall in?” “You know, cats HATE water.” Given the severe overpopulation of homeless cats and kittens in …