The author is a New Englander who went to excellent schools and had a respectable career in journalism. Then she fell in love with a “yachtie” and together they sailed away. One beautiful island led to another, throughout the Caribbean and Pacific; and 13 years later they had wandered half way around the world. This is her informative and entertaining insider’s report on the cruising life.
If you are considering moving to the Virgin Islands, elsewhere in the Caribbean or in general want to live on a boat, which quite a few people do in the islands, then pick up a copy of this book. The author covers jobs, engines, wheels, cooking, meeting people, trading, fishing, navigation, crew, stormy weather, hurricanes, seasickness, laundry, kids, pets and more.