It t a Tavel log that puts to much emphasis on the writer and his great accomplishments We don t care about every detail of how you tie up your boat The sailing classes that the writer took are good courses but most of us have also taken them and don t feel the need to bore others with trivial details I was hoping for an informative book about the area as well as some basic entertainment Won t buy another of his book.
Not very well written I wanted to like it so I Kept reading but I ve read better sailing stories.
I have done a similar trip to the Bahamas but from Annapolis at about the same age as the author I didn t like the way he kept emphasing all the ASA sailing classes he and his wife took and his thinking that these were actually qualifications I think this book is about how not to do it than how to do it Many of his hardships could have been easily prevented by better planning Even his analyses are poorly researched, like the fact that many cruisers listed their home ports as Green Cove Springs, FL is only because of the excellent mail forwarding service there.
I am a sailor with a fair amount of cruising experience, but I have not made it to the Bahamas yet I thought that this book my help me to get some insight into cruising there I was a bit disappointed He is a man with a big budget and stays at marinas, but mentions the Pardeys.
He goes into detail about his difficulty in docking, but I am lost A diagram might be nice.
The author travels from marina to marina and does not say much about the sailing there Why not That part was quite frustrating.
I just did not get the point Good info for keeping track of expenses I would have enjoyed descriptions of surroundings Good read for those thinking sailing through shallow water
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