Hello and my apologies for not being more disciplined in posting. Sometimes, my brain is my own worst enemy. 🙂
When I visited my mother over Thanksgiving, she loaned me And the Sea Will Tell I put off starting the book until a few days ago because I had to finish up a book I already started. (One of my resolutions this year is to read one book at a time, Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days being the one exception, as it’s a workbook vice a book for entertainment and distraction. Rationalization is a wonderful tool. 🙂 )
Anyway, back to And the Sea Will Tell I picked it up and started reading it the other day and I loved it. Bugliosi grabbed my attention right away and I struggle to put the book down at night. It’s probably bad form to write a review or recommend a book even before I finish it but I couldn’t wait. (I have impulse control problems.)
Bugliosi tells the story of a tropical island paradise that turns sour for two couples, each sailed to the deserted – not dessert – island in hopes of being alone for up to a year. Unfortunately for Buck and Jennifer, and even more unfortunately for Mac and Muff, the island turned out to be like Grand Central Station for open-water sailors looking for solitude. I recommend this book to any and all readers but especially those who love a good story well told.
Reading the book also made me yearn for my days when I sailed the high seas, well not exactly high seas but I learned to sail many years ago while stationed in Japan. I, an Airman, took an American Red Cross course on sailing from two Army Colonels and we sailed in the Tokyo harbor from the docks of a US Navy base. Talk about Joint Operations! I still have my copy of Start Sailing Right!: The National Standard for Quality Sailing Instruction (US Sailing Small Boat Certification) and refer to it often when this landlubber gets wispy for the salt air. I recommend this book and the course if you’re interested in learning to sail the high seas or just want to get your deck shoes wet.
Avast ye mateys. It’s time to weigh anchor and set sail for further adventures or at least to read a few more chapters. Enjoy the day!
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