My book makes an excellent present for the sailor on your gift list, and there’s still time! “A Satisfying Sail Around the World” hasn’t yet hit the mainstream…publishers are not yet calling begging me for it…the New York Times has not yet reviewed it. But here’s what a few readers have said:
“I loved your book! I think I read it in three days. And you’ve given me the inspiration to take some action re climate change.”
“I am enjoying taking that sail with you around the world…it is VERY satisfying…I love the gentle moonlit nights when I don’t have to think of how VERY seasick I would be…”
“Well written and very enjoyable…I stayed up most of the night reading it…you have captured so many ideas and thought-provoking topics.”
“The photos and detailed accounts of islanders, life styles, food and weather challenges make it a complete well-written informed read.”
Also see Jimmy Cornell’s review, and an interesting bit in Points East Magazine.
For a signed-by-the-author color version of the book go here. You can order a black and white version from Amazon here.
If you have already read the book, and enjoyed it, will you post a good word (and 5 stars) on Amazon? You can do this even if you bought the color version of the book. In fact, it would be great to have someone post that they bought the color version from the author on the satisfyingsail.com website.
What’s next for me…? I have my eye on another catamaran, another partnership and more cruising in the Bahamas.
Happy Holidays & Fair Winds! –Zeke
Many of you have taken a look at the new www.satisfyingsail.com website, but I think few realize that there is a blog there, and I just might have more to say that you’d like to read. I just posted an excellent essay by Liam, who crewed aboard No Regrets from Mauritius to Brazil. Please take a look at the new blog here. If you scroll to the bottom there is a button on the right to “Follow” the blog — this will get you email notifications when new content is posted.
(For those who have ordered a copy of the book, I’m very sorry for the delay getting them from the printer. Don’t give up hope! And for those who bought a copy from Amazon, if you can bring yourself to say something positive about it please write a review!)
Announcing the long-awaited (by me, at least) publication of the book that began with this blog: A Satisfying Sail Around the World! Sure, if you’ve followed the blog you already know how it turns out 🙂 but it is still a good story, especially with the addition of bits that I wasn’t willing to write about at the time.
With the book comes a new website http://www.satisfyingsail.com. This blog is done, I think. Please check out the new site…consider buying a copy of the book…write a positive review (if you enjoy the book; otherwise pass the book on to someone else who might!)…leave comments and/or contact me via the website…follow the new blog there.
I’ll end this blog with a final thought. Our Earth is not very big. You can have a satisfying sail right around it in just a year or two. Aboard this small Earth ship is a crew of nearly eight billion humans. That’s a big crew, and it’s going to take a lot of cooperation to have a happy cruise into a shared future. We are the explorers — no chart, no book by Jimmy Cornell telling us what to expect along the way, no Rally with the support of other inhabited planets. Regardless of political boundaries, of language differences, of cultural differences, we are all “in the same boat.” Climate change makes this apparent. It’s time we started thinking like a crew…One Planet…One Future…