Proving that sailing is not just the husbands pursuit, this charmingnarrative of one couples first long distance voyage is told from thewifes perspective. Writing in a lively, humorous way, Sandra Claytongives an entertaining account of her and husband Davids maidencruise from the UK, down the Atlantic coast and into the warm waters ofthe Mediterranean. Conscious that old age or poorhealth could prevent them from sailing away for much longer, they lefttheworld of work behind to chase their dream of adventure. Conditions aresometimes maddening, occasionally dangerous, but frequently magical.Marine creatures enchant their days while ships that pass in the nightadd a touch of romance.But the book is far more than just the story of the Claytons 2000 miletrip.Somewhat unprepared for what faced them on the way, they had to learnfrom their own mistakes, finding themselves in places and situationswhere they never expected to be. The book has plenty to offer those whomightconsider embarking on a similar voyage of their own: learn how theClaytons did it, which route they took, the beautiful locations theyvisited, who they met along the way, and their good decisions as wellas their bad. A great bunkside read, it may inspire others to make asimilar break themselves.

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