Would you give up everything to sail across an ocean with a man you barely knew?
A once-in-a-lifetime adventure like this would always expose Wendy to the risk of hurricanes, piracy and dismasting but, never did she imagine that she would have to learn to cope with all of these.
Wendy was living alone in the South of Spain when, out of the blue, she received an offer from Rory, a South African she barely knew. Rory was far from the ordinary and his plan likewise, to sail over 3,000-miles to Brazil, via West Africa, just two up on Zingara, his 42-foot racing yacht.
Deep in the Ocean, Wendy immerses us in the joys and perils of their day-to-day life and, in the quiet times, shares some personal thoughts on her traumatic life gone by. Surprisingly, every passage of their 13,500-mile Atlantic voyage offers something entirely different, from being spellbound by spectacular sea life to being petrified by the elements. The only constant being, sailing a demanding yacht, short-handed, tests their endurance to beyond the limit.
During the five years, their route takes them way off the-beaten-track and Wendy brings to life the vibrant but deadly cities and remote communities they make their home, along with Miss Bella, the feisty feral kitten. She, after hearing the wild and reckless stories of Rory's youth, starts questioning her sanity for blindly following him into various life-threatening escapades. But, is Rory really to blame?