Real-Life Adventure Book!
WOULD YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING TO SAIL ACROSS THE OCEAN WITH A MAN YOU BARELY KNOW?
At 42, Wendy did precisely that, packing her life into one hold-all and setting sail for Brazil with only Rory on his 42" ocean racing yacht.
The romantic dream quickly becomes a harsh reality in this real-life adventure as Rory and Wendy let the ropes go and sail over the horizon. Endless battles with ships, the weather, and the myriad of bizarre things that go wrong on a yacht leave their nerves is tatters, and that is only the first few days. The prospect of landfall in exotic, far-flung destinations brings unbridled joy, but what really awaits them?
A once-in-a-lifetime real-life adventure like this could expose Rory and Wendy to many dangers including hurricanes, pirates and dismasting but, surely, they wouldn't have to survive them all?
"Come Sail With Me" is my journal book, with some flashbacks to our pasts. Each chapter is a new adventure, either on the open ocean or in a variety of vibrant but deadly cosmopolitan cities and remote anchorages where we made Zingara our home.
With Rory at the helm, it quickly became apparent there wasn't going to be many dull moments and, at times, I am embarrassed to admit to the amount of humorous and precarious escapades we got ourselves into.
Even as an experienced offshore sailor, I was surprised at how different each passage of our eventual 5 years, 13,500-mile Atlantic voyage was. Either ourselves, Zingara or Mother Nature offering something entirely unique from being spellbound bound by the spectacular sea-life to petrified by the elements, and everything bizarre in between.
A few months in we did succumb to taking on a new crew member to help with the long, lonely night watches, Bella, the feisty feral kitten. Bella quickly became the life and soul of Zingara, and her antics alone could be a book..that cat definitely had nine lives!
I hope you enjoy this tiny bit of us,