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A Year In Paradise
How We Lived Our Dream
by Steve and Margaret Watterson

Taking 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.”
Newsday

“. . . . 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.”
Inland Seas

“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.

The 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

  • FINANCES

    Steve and Margaret Watterson
    (including monthly budget)
  • SPARES
  • 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
 
 

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