27 December 2013

New Book

For the past couple of months I have been very busy writing a new book. The electronic proofs arrived this morning from the publisher. The book looks good, but I will wait for the hard copy of the proof to arrive in the next few days before I give the final approval for printing. If all is well, it should be off the presses first week of January and available on Amazon and in book stores. Here's a look at the cover.

The book is 350 pages in a 7" X 10" format, with about 950 photographs, images and maps. Here are a couple of spreads from the earlier chapters.

Here's another spread to give a flavour of the 250 or so pages on the day-to-day adventure of cruising.

Here's one more sample spread. While the book focuses on our boating adventures during the past year and a half, it draws on the skills, knowledge, experience and insights gained during my five decades of boating.

23 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Edi and I are comfortably spending our Christmas in Vancouver, while Zonder Zorg remains wrapped-up in Carcassonne. We are chomping at the bit to get back to France to continue our cruising in the New Year, likely heading back over in early March.

In the meantime, we wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.