It follows our journey for the first 2 years in our first boat, the 31 foot steel boat Falkor.
I do want to stress that this book is very much about my emotional journey as both a reluctant sailor (as in terrified) and the grief stricken person I was when we started (we almost ended our relationship 3 months before setting sail and then my youngest brother died two months before we left). So this is very much not about what we saw but more about the emotional healing sailing brought me and us. There is also a little on the digital nomad lifestyle for anyone thinking of starting it.
If that does sounds like something you would like then please check it out! But if you are looking for more of a where to go and what to see it will disappoint!
Who doesn’t want to quit the rat race and pack it all in to see the world?
And it is not as if Sherrie and Patrick were strangers to travel. They met on Patrick’s first round the world trip by motorcycle. Sherrie fell hard for the open road and the freedom of two wheels and a tent.
How much harder could living on a sailboat be?
Or at least that was Patrick’s opinion. Sherrie is a Newfoundlander. She thought it prudent to bring up the Titanic whenever Patrick mentioned his dream of sailing around the world.
And then they had babies.
Which meant that dream of sticking them in a sidecar was no longer so realistic. Because putting imaginary babies in your sidecar is very different from putting breathing ones in. The desire to keep up a semi nomadic lifestyle beckoned, but could Sherrie get over her fear of living on the ocean?
And just as she agrees to commit to a life afloat, heartbreak and betrayal threaten to end the trip before it even begins.
Confessions of A Reluctant Sailor tells of how one family on the verge of breaking up and a woman brought to her knees with grief, went forward with fulfilling a dream and knitting themselves back together, all the while learning the very real difference between fear and danger.
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