their cat along as a referee, Steve and Margaret Watterson
spent a year on their 30-foot sailboat traveling from
Cleveland, Ohio to the Florida Keys and back via the Atlantic
Intracoastal Waterway. They were in their middle sixties
when they embarked on this adventure, and they tell their
story in order to share their experience with the many
people who dream of doing something like this someday.
They talk about the fear of new and challenging situations,
the fun of overcoming these anxieties, and the food along
the way. This is an entertaining and amusing book.
Here’s what the critics say:
. . . . a delightfully unpretentious odyssey . . . a charming
yarn, sure to inspire sofa sailors of all ages . . . This
book is chock full of useful details.”
“. . . . informative, easy to read, and entertaining
. . . . an enjoyable book. If you have ever wanted to
do this, you must read this book. The Wattersons tell
the good and the bad . . . they detail places, sights,
sounds, and people. Short, sweet, and a real gem.”
“A delightful and informative read on cruising
the Intracoastal Waterway, plus a tiny sub-plot: the partnership
pf a 60-something married couple taking the voyage of
HIS dreams. Deftly written."
Worcester Telegram and Gazette
Paperback 6”X9” 184 pages.
book is enhanced with over 100 photographs and maps, enabling
the reader to easily follow the progress of the cruise
and visualize the places and events described in the text.
The appendix discusses in detail many of the subjects
that need to be considered when undertaking such an adventure.
Appendix Section Headings
(including monthly budget)
Steve and Margaret Watterson
- THE BOAT (including modifications for the cruise)
- MECHANICAL ABILITY
- MAIL AND MAIL DROPS
- IMPORTANT GEAR
- CHARTS AND GUIDES
- FOOD AND SUCH
- BOAT INSURANCE
- FIRST AID KIT