Our focus shifts as we grow in age, wisdom, experiences, perceptions. Here, my polestar is both the impact of my global circumnavigation and, I suppose, my age (I was born in 1940). I invite you to come on a voyage with me and see some of what I saw and learned in my ten years of sailing around the world with my husband.
Yes, there is a book; two actually. First, there is my chapbook Dancing Fish, that is half travel narrative and sailing stories and half poetry celebrating the ocean and my experiences from the circumnavigation, published in 2011.The second is Voice of a Voyage: Rediscovering the World During a Ten-year Circumnavigation, a travel memoir published by Sunstone Press in 2014.
There is a special intimacy with people and places that happens via a sailing circumnavigation when we take time to be somewhere. I have written about this voyage from my perspective as a lover of the sea and as a woman fascinated by other cultures and intrigued by the behavior of wildlife and the patterns and processes of the natural world. It’s filled with adventure and exploration that goes below the surface, and there is the sailing itself, including night watches, days at sea, storms, and pirates.