Charles Swaim and Leslie Jones are the crew on Sea Smoke and have been living aboard for 23 years. Together
they have sailed over 50,000 sea miles.
early interest in cooking and an opportunity to apprentice
to an excellent continental chef set into motion a lifelong
love of cooking and cuisine. A gypsy at heart, Charles
was educated in Texas and received a degree in comparative
philosophy. Taking early retirement from an administrative
position at the University of Oklahoma allowed the pursuit
of a dream to live and sail in the Caribbean. Charles holds
a US Coast Guard 100 ton masters license.
operation of Sea Smoke is shared by Leslie Jones. Leslie's
first home is central Oklahoma where she was born and
received a degree in Business Administration. She left
her job at an international lettering arts magazine to
go with Charles to the Caribbean. She loves animals,
nature and the sea and would be delighted to share what
she has learned about the wildlife of the Caribbean.