Osprey Summer: A Very American Experience (Voyager Series) (Volume 4)

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Sailing their catamaran, Voyager, up America’s Atlantic coast Sandra and David Clayton explore its stunning waterways from the marshes of southern Florida to the rugged shores of New England. And what better way to visit some of its most famous towns and cities than by simply stepping ashore into the Old South or anchoring in the heart of Washington. Through rivers and creeks, lakes, canals and ocean passages their route takes in the scenic beauty of the Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake Bay, New York Harbour, Long Island Sound and Cape Cod. With wry humour and a keen eye Sandra combines the practicalities of life afloat with memorable descriptions of wildlife: from the teamwork of dolphins to sociable manatees; not to mention the unexpectedly touching parenting skills of the osprey. And there is, of course, the unforgettable kindness of the people the Claytons meet along the way. Along with her own original perspective Sandra has woven into her narrative some fascinating historical threads, bringing a liveliness and very human focus to famous places, buildings and monuments and making Osprey Summer a rare treat for armchair travellers and sailors alike.

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The Voyager books emerged from fundamental changes in my life. Some I longed for, like escaping long, damp northern winters. Others were difficult, like disposing of possessions. Some people indulge in comfort eating. I hoarded things. I'd known for years that they should go. I simply couldn't do it until I had to. But, of course, the home I kept them in was going too. Except it wasn't really. The house was. 'Home' had simply changed like everything else. It had become a 40-foot catamaran called Voyager.
   Marine creatures - dolphins, whales, porpoises, turtles and seabirds - became part of my life. And my whole way of thinking changed because I became a sea creature too, as survival for David and I became intimately connected to changes in the sky, sea state, and the force and direction of the wind. While off the boat we became foreigners in someone else's land.
   I have tried to give the reader the fullest experience possible of both life aboard and the places visited - but to be honest as well. About the discomforts as well as the pleasures.
   If my books were to have any practical purpose I should like to think that readers who want to improve the quality of their own lives might find the encouragement to do so. Nobody needs to sell up their home and sail off into the sunset to do it. Everybody has their own sense of what they really want. It might be training for a different kind of job, living in a different part of the country or simply changing old habits, especially habits of thought. For a lot of us, even more limiting than 'I can't' is 'I shouldn't.'
  My other hope is that the books may add another voice to those already being raised about the damage being done to marine wildlife and to the sea itself. The sea has long been a receptacle for the world's refuse. Over-fishing increasingly deprives sea creatures of the food they need to survive. Discarded nets drown or starve millions of marine mammals and birds every year. Excessive whale-watching disrupts mating and the rearing of young, reducing numbers even further. And having brought some species to near extinction, ten countries are still whaling. One of them also hunts dolphins.
              

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As a free-lance writer my output ranged from general magazine articles to educational puppet plays for children and an award-winning radio play for the BBC. Part of my day job was to make specialist information accessible to the general public. Inevitably, after I took up blue water sailing with David, I wrote to make those experiences which I found so compelling accessible to as wide an audience as possible.Through sailing, for which I had no liking initially, I developed a love of the sea. There can be no more captivating sight than a family of common dolphins teaching two very young calves to swim with your boat, or a pod of 70-foot fin whales observing you minutely as they overtake you at five-times your speed. They do not endanger us. But, sadly, we are constantly damaging them.

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