Inspiring stories all... great reads. The Smeetons also wrote 'the Sea is our village' (or something like that) which is the story of the original purchase of Tzu Hang and sailing her 'home' to BC. They lived on BC's Saltspring Island for some time, near a cove called Musgrave Landing at the mouth of Sansum Narrows.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)