AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
Around the World in a Homemade Boat
freed our spirits,
intensified our love for Earth,
increased our knowledge fulfilling goals,
brought joy sharing our experience with friends worldwide
and inspired us to help shape the future.
A city boy meets a country girl who always says ‘yes’ to an adventure, and together they migrate to Australia, where they build a boat in a backyard that carries them and their two young sons around the world in ever-increasing circles.
These voyages of education take the children to their final years of high school. Now, zoom ahead thirty years, and they are a clan with little ones needing nourishment. So, Poppi and Nani combined their sons’ childhood journals with stories they wrote upon the waves around the world.
To Africa for a safari in the last wild kingdom.
To the Galapagos for a wander through
the intricacies of nature.
Then Rapa Nui
to witness the results of
Sailing everywhere in between,
contemplating life and eternity,
and, of course, the marvellous creation.
sea fairies whispering
their ageless secrets.
Adding historical notes and keping the scary bits real created a most amazing coming of age saga.
Inspirational nourishment for young minds – and all those who love life and Earth.
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Around Australia and Around the World
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As Captain Haddock so eloquently put it, “Failure. You can never let it defeat you.”
The three-year voyage explored locations known only to the wild creatures as we sailed to the world’s greatest attractions. Meeting along the way, a swirling mix of everyday people everywhere we landed. Statistically, we slept one in four nights at sea aboard a tiny dot of a sailboat about the size of a Winnebago. All of this before GPS satellite navigation. Being sextant sailors, we taught our sons how to navigate by the heavens, and then they navigated the rest of the way around the world. On that massive voyage of education, to take our children into the digital age, we took with us one of the first portable computers that came with a library of manuals. Our clever captain studied these and then taught the children several programming languages, producing the first digital game of Monopoly. He also wrote a navigation program with a built-in almanac to check the boys’ celestial sights.
Future Outlook ~
While in the Galápagos, just as Charles Darwin experienced a revelation, the Four J’s encountered something similar. Having witnessed man’s impact on Earth, and Nature’s limited ability to repair, our epiphany saw humanity in an alliance with Nature benefitting each other instead of chasing the narcissistic view of world domination.
Jacques Cousteau observed, “People Protect What They Love.”
non-fiction paperback, 500 pages, 150 images and charts