He and his wife Carolyn are lovely. He is the 'bigger' personality because of his media presence but in real life she is just as interesting as him.
Unlike most writers who did a circumnavigation
and then life off it for decades, Fatty and Carolyn head
off again as soon as they come back.
So you won't find them gunkholing the Chesapeake, you will only find them is some vastly long way off cruising port. They're on their 3rd circumnavigation