From Icebergs to Palm Trees—Living The Dream

Tobago Cays

Though a lot of the offshore cruising life, and therefore a big portion of our writing on this site, is about the technicalities of maintaining and operating a boat, and the technicalities of managing a peripatetic lifestyle, let’s not ever forget the payoff: the opportunity to visit new, exciting, and sometimes remote places, all under our own steam (or sail).

With that in mind, we are excited to announce that we will be publishing two new destination Online Books over the upcoming weeks. As the title of this post hints at, the destinations range from the Caribbean to the Arctic.

 These Online Books include free introductory chapters for non-members.

Since it’s winter (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), let’s start with Colin’s lovely book about his and Lou’s two winters in the Caribbean and Bahamas. After all, who can resist the thought of white sand beaches, turquoise water, and palm trees when it’s blowing and snowing outside? We’re sure you’ll enjoy Colin’s lyrical writing about a part of the world that attracts so many cruisers. CLICK HERE

And, once you’ve read Colin’s book on the Caribbean and Bahamas, don’t miss his book on their transatlantic voyage from Africa to Brazil. CLICK HERE

We plan to give those of you who (like John and I) are stuck ashore this winter, lots to dream about!

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Phyllis has sailed over 40,000 offshore miles with John on their McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, most of it in the high latitudes, and has crossed the Atlantic three times. As a woman who came to sailing as an adult, she brings a fresh perspective to cruising, which has helped her communicate what they do in an approachable way, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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