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Changing Weather and a new book

by the First Mate

Jim Trefethen contacted us many months ago asking if he could include our story in his next book. We corresponded several times, sent him a few pictures and then completely forgot about it.

Friday we received an unexpected package, kind of a big deal in our little town, and to our delight found inside a copy of "Sailing into Retirement".  Chuck and I then spent the evening taking turns reading to each other and we had a thoroughly good time including several laugh out loud moments.  

Jim's book is thorough, entertaining and honest and for us to be included is an honor.  If you are getting ready to retire and dream of sailing off into the sunset we suggest "Sailing into Retirement." It is a must read.  

Yes, it has been a while between posts.  It was Summer after all. Time to start sitting down and writing again.  Chuck has expanded on one of his previous blog posts " The Aging Sailor" and we should have a new page up in the next few days.  

I have had a busy summer at Waterways Veterinary Clinic.  Dr. Hill has had an extremely busy schedule and we are just now getting the the veterinary vessel Hallie geared up for her first trip out.  By the looks of it there will be only one this season.  

Mid September and the weather is changing quickly. There was a definite nip to the air this morning.  I'm looking at all the varnishing to yet be done and letting out a loud, resigned sigh.  

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"Jim's book is thoroughly, entertaining and honest and for us to be included is an honor. 

If you dream of sailing off into the sunset after you retire we suggest "Sailing into Retirement" is a must read."

Chuck and Laura

Fellow shipmate, Fran Taylor, writes about her many adventures as crew sailing aboard different tall ships and she mentions one voyage in particular  during her time aboard HMB Endeavour where she meets a couple on their honeymoon.  Read the humorous tale of the seasick groom and how a new "private signal" was born among the Endeavour crew.
The first book I read after moving aboard Lealea.  A wonderful journey that got me dreaming.
Looking for a read that will make your stomach hurt from laughing?  This one did it for us!  A definite page turner.
-Chuck and Laura

"This Old Boat" If you can only have one book on sailboat maintenance aboard, this is the one.

-Chuck Rose

"This old boat" If you can only have one book on sailboat maintenance, this is the one.
Chuck and Laura

“The Ashley Book of Knots” by Clifford W. Ashley is, quite simply, the definitive work on knots.  We think if you have more than a passing interest in marlinspike seamanship or decorative knotting this book is pretty much a “Must Have” This book is a high mass volume. 
                       -Chuck and Laura
Fran Taylor was born and grew up in Scotland on the banks of the River Clyde.  She has sailed all over the world in a number of “Tall Ships” and has had a number of articles published. She is a regular on the guest  speaking circuit around Perth where she lives when not pursuing her dreams and answering the call of the sea. In 2012 she took part in the Titanic Memorial Cruise, a special event to commemorate the 100th
anniversary of the sinking. This book tells that story.
The story of Margo Wood and her husband Charles who began the "Charlie's Charts" cruising guide series. When her husband passed away she began to sail as a singlehander.   A wonderful story about a lady I admire a lot. - Laura  
An excellent read for anyone interested in single handed sailing. An inspiration for women. Anne had quite an adventure and this book is especially interesting to Albin Vega owners.- Chuck
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