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MY SAILING STORY
I grew up on an island in Maine.
I learned to sail so I could buy ice cream from the store on the next island over
(my parents refused to let me use the outboard!)
Until I left the island I thought everyone knew how to row and sail
and all boats were wooden and leaked.
I roamed around as a dirt-dwelling librarian until, one day,
a book on the re-shelving cart caught my eye…and my heart. It was
Always a Distant Anchorage by Hal Roth.
That was it. I was hooked on sea stories and the “I’m gonna sail around the world’ dream. Didn’t happen (long story as always) but my husband and I did work our way around the world so I have sailed in some interesting places:
Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Libya, Oman, Marshall Islands…
And, while back in Maine for the summers, we worked our way up from owning
a 25′ Pacific Seacraft sloop to a 34′ Gemini catamaran
which we have sailed from Canada to Florida
(and are now working our way back home to Maine).
All along through my travels,
I have read and read and read every boating book I could find…