During 51 years of marriage, El and Bill Fiero, on teachers’ incomes, have cruised throughout America’s coasts and heartland, more than 41,000 miles, on boats no bigger than 22 feet — the perfect size to live out their phi- losophy of “simplify, simplify, and then simplify some more”
Halcyon negotiates the ice in LeConte Bay, Alaska,
part of a three-month, Pacific Northwest cruise in
the summer of 2006. Photo by Chris Sibel. Inset, Bill
and El in 2010, by Gary Kramer.