Sailing PromiseAround the World on a Catamaran
by Alayne MainThis latest round-the-world narrative is particularly interesting for several reasons. First, the voyage was done aboard a small catamaran, not a well-documented mode of circumnavigation. Second, the author, a woman, went into the experience blindly and discovered well into the voyage that she was unhappy. Instead of ditching her keen husband, however, she decided to press on and make the most of the situation.And it is fortunate that she did. Her skeptical view of voyaging is refreshing, as is her honest discussion of life aboard a small boat with only one other person, in this case her husband.
Base Camp Books, Tecumseh, Ontario; 519-979-7599; 296 pages; $17.95.