Just finished the second of two cruising books
by Herb Payson.
The first was called "Blown Away," and the sequel is called "You Can't Blow Home Again."
They recount his families' 6+year sorjourns around the Pacific between San Diego
and New Zealand
in the 1970's. I found them very entertaining, educational, motivating, and almost impossible to put down. The reader gets to grow along with them as they learn and explore, and as Herb improves his writing skills.
Here's an excerpt from the Epilogue of the 2nd book"
"Take, for example, the sailing high. The sailing high comes from a harmony of all the rhythms of sea, wind
, sky, boat
, and me. Usually it follows bad times, thus erasing the blackboard and flushing
the spirit's toilet. Gone are the nightmares and fears. Who can be afraid on a beautiful day or night with a good breeze and the wake hissing and bubbling? Who can feel poor when the sails
are full and the spirit is full? I can't remember ever feeling more in tune, more alive. It's a time for thanks."