Offshore with N. O. A. A.
I grew up on the Atlantic coast where I barely finished Moby Dick in high school. The man vs sea, with its bottomless darkness and crashing waves scared me. Melville and his men in small boats with sextons and sea creatures real and imagined, left me with a literary view of the ocean that was at once, fearful and fanciful and one I felt unequipped to dive into. Though as I would look out most mornings to the Atlantic I would think, on the surface it all looked fine.
By now I have spent many summers sailing off the New England coast with my family. Weeks full of heavy rain and gale winds or sunshine and fair weather days with melon sunsets and pink horizons.
With a more fantasy than fearful mindset, Offshore With NOAA is a metaphorically swim into some of the roughest part of the ocean to explore our innate ties to the sea, the gravitational pull of the moon and the subsequent tides and currents but with decidedly sunny point of view. All the while aided by the voice of NOAA Weather Radio ( National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) . Art and technology joined me on the water, with the worse case scenario broadcasted aloud as I bob up and down fully immersed exposing sheets of film.