He proposed, and interrupted her response with, “Before you say, ‘yes’, you need to know that someday I want to have a sailboat and sail around the world.” She cried. These were not tears of joy.
Twenty-five years later, they went to sea. This is the story of their first year as cruising sailors, and what she learned about: weathering storms, provisioning, entering strange harbors, and how living on a small boat with one’s spouse isn’t the long awaiting life-time honey-moon imagined by landlubbers.
If you’re planning a long sea voyage with your loved ones, read this book.
It won’t provide all of the sailing or travel information you need, but it will make you smile and prepare you for many of the experiences encountered while sailing in paradise. You’ll learn some things here that can’t be found in cruising guides or how-to sail and cruise books.
As Barb says, “This is the stuff I didn’t know I needed to know before we left.”
Barb Hart and her husband, EW, slipped the dock lines and left Maine in October, 2010. They are still happily married, sailing aboard La Luna, and getting haircuts in exotic harbors.