Notable New Books
Cruising Guide to the Hawaiian IslandsCarolyn and Bob Mehaffey
Even if one never gets to the Hawaiian Islands, this latest cruising guide is a wonderful device for a voyaging fantasy. But that is not to say that the Mehaffey's book is not also a useful volume; it is just that the subject is so alluring.Cruising Guide to the Hawaiian Islands includes sections on each of the eight major islands: Hawaii, Maui, Molokini, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau. There is also a valuable chapter that describes the islands as a whole, natural and social history, local weather, special equipment, and general sea characteristics of the area.
Paradise Cay Publications, Arcata, Calif.; 800-736-4509; 312 pages; $29.95.