I wrote a book!
It's about our first year as cruisers: leaving friends and family, sailing, boat projects, relationship projects, travel, and the cruising life.
Here is what reviewers have said:
- "Hart's at Sea" is a definite "must read," and I highly recommend it. It covers their long preparation for the journey and their travels along the coast and around the Caribbean. They introduce us to the characters and challenges they face as they move from island to island.
- If you've dreamt of casting off your land lines and seeing the world from the cockpit of your own boat, read this book. An honest and good humored account of a couple's exploration of the Eastern Caribbean, themselves and their relationship, it also gives a balanced picture of the cruising life. Recommended.
- As a liveaboard cruiser myself, I very much enjoyed this well-written account of one couple's journey towards a life afloat and their subsequent adventures and discoveries. I found that I could relate totally to the joys, fears and frustrations of the First Mate's role, my skipper is still confident of catching a fish...one day! We're currently cruising the Mediterranean, this book made me want to head east for the Caribbean. Well done, Barbara. I'll look forward to the next volume.
Currently Harts At Sea Sailing to Windward is available on Amazon for Kindle. If you don't have a Kindle, you can download a free program for your PC or Apple and read the book that way. I hope you enjoy it.