Captain Liz Clark and her kitty cat are having an absolute whale of a time literally sailing around the world.
The captain and her first mate, whose name is Amelia, live on a 40-foot long boat called Swell.
Clark told BuzzFeed that she adopted Amelia when she was only six months old and is now giving her the adventure of her nine lives.
She stated: “She has adapted to living surrounded by water. She’s learned to trust that she will be safe with me.”
Liz Clark, originally hailing from San Diego, and now from The Ocean, told the website she had been dreaming of sailing around the world since she was just a child.
She worked on her boat – which was built in the 1960s – for two years to make it seaworthy and then set off on the open seas with Amelia for company.
Setting sail back in 2006 from California, Amelia has now traveled along the western coast of Mexico and Central America, as well as through the South Pacific.
Captain Clark has now logged an astonishing 18,000 nautical miles.
She went on to say: “I sleep on a pool mat under the stars, but I feel rich when I look up at that night sky and breathe the fresh ocean air and leap into the sea each morning.”
Clark said Amelia particularly enjoys fishing from the boat.
“On calm nights, she fishes off of a soft top surfboard attached to the side of Swell with a small light that attracts fish,” the captain added.
Amelia, in her spare time, also enjoys hiking and exploring new places.
She has adapted quite well to the life of a travelling cat.
Liz Clark stated: “She has to go out of a cat comfort zone often.
“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 feel much more like a home.”