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I'm trying to make my way through Airborne, and I need reasons for continuing to the end. While I appreciate the vocabulary lessons and his command of English, I find it difficult to keep the idea out of my head that I'm reading something by an elite snob with too much money and nothing better to do than write about how he spends his free time.
I was once out sailing my first boat a Bristol 24 late in the season on Long Island Sound. I was alone and came across another boat also sailing that late fall afternoon. I recognized the name as Buckley's boat at the time and could see him looking at me through binoculars. A some time later I met him backstage of a TV show. I introduced myself and mentioned our paths had crossed out on Long Island Sound. He responded "My Gawd I hope I didn't run into you."
I did enjoy his book Atlantic High.
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One of my favorite books on history, not just sailing. Amazing people with an amazing history, the Polynesians.

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Sorry if this has been asked....my wife is coming round to the idea of sailing the ICW and cruising in general. So much so that sheís asked for a book about life on the ditch as a present for Christmas. So Iím looking for recommendations. Hopefully a book by a woman author with kids but thatís not a hard and fast requirement. Any ideas?
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Sorry if this has been asked....my wife is coming round to the idea of sailing the ICW and cruising in general. So much so that sheís asked for a book about life on the ditch as a present for Christmas. So Iím looking for recommendations. Hopefully a book by a woman author with kids but thatís not a hard and fast requirement. Any ideas?
You won't be doing much actual sailing on the ICW but the bits that I've motored, I enjoyed. Lots of wildlife. I don't know of a book specifically written by a woman specifically written about the ICW but I'll check my shelves for sailing books by female authors. I did follow a few blogs and YouTube channels where there were kids on board (it isn't as rare as non-sailors think) and a former SailNet moderator (CruisingDad) and his wife raised two kids on board. The kids were teenagers before they lived on land full time.

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Sorry if this has been asked....my wife is coming round to the idea of sailing the ICW and cruising in general. So much so that sheís asked for a book about life on the ditch as a present for Christmas. So Iím looking for recommendations. Hopefully a book by a woman author with kids but thatís not a hard and fast requirement. Any ideas?
Lifeís a Ditch is a good read about the ICW....

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Sorry if this has been asked....my wife is coming round to the idea of sailing the ICW and cruising in general. So much so that she’s asked for a book about life on the ditch as a present for Christmas. So I’m looking for recommendations. Hopefully a book by a woman author with kids but that’s not a hard and fast requirement. Any ideas?

Check out:

Once Around Is Not Enough: Cruising America's Great Loop

By Capt John C Wrighty

He has a great website as well.
http://captainjohn.org/GL-1.html

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@ Andy, Thank you. Finished Life’s a Ditch last night. Good read. Wife is starting it today.

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@ Midwesterner. Thank you, Iíll find it and read it.

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