A Thousand Miles from Anywhere: The Claytons cross the Atlantic and sail the Caribbean on the third leg of their voyage

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Following Dolphins Under My Bed and Turtles in Our Wake comes the third leg of the Claytons' voyage, two early retirees who decided to live life sailing from place to place to fulfil their dream.

Told uniquely from the wife's perspective, Sandra Clayton was initially a reluctant sailor, but became a keen yachtswoman by the end of the first book when the couple sailed from the UK to the Mediterranean. In this installment she describes their transatlantic crossing, from Gibraltar via the Atlantic Islands to the Caribbean, and ending up in Fort Lauderdale.

Sandra's previous two books have attracted a loyal and growing readership both in the UK and the US, no doubt due to her engaging writing style. A Thousand Miles from Anywhere is a similarly entertaining travelogue about the Claytons' experiences, detailing the wonderful places they visited, the fascinating people they met and the humorous situations they got involved in.

Acclaim for Sandra's writing:
'With her eye for detail and vivid descriptions, Sandra carries the reader with her' - Yachting Life

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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 is also hunting dolphins.

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By Christmas, Sandra and David Clayton are a thousand milesfrom land in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and not expecting guests. And,never having entertained a whale before, his visit is something of a learningexperience. Although if truth be told the whale is the one in control.
   Only a year before,the Claytons had escaped the life of work, pension contributions and commuting,and sailed away on their 40-foot yacht, Voyager. This book charts their journeyacross the Atlantic, from Europe to the Caribbean. Sandra describes the breath-takingsights they saw, the enchanting places they visited, the colorful characters theymet and the challenging situations they got involved in.
   This is the thirdbook in the Voyager chronicles. Sandra's first book, Dolphins Under My Bed,describes their passage from chilly England to a warm Mediterranean. Hersecond, Turtles In Our Wake, follows them to some of its loveliest islands.
   Now, with the samewry humor and eye for detail, Sandra takes her readers along with them on theirbiggest adventure yet. It begins with the Atlantic Islands - Madeira, theCanaries and Cape Verde - follows their 2,800-mile Atlantic crossing to theCaribbean, and culminates at the shores of America.
   Sandra'sengaging writing style makes her books a real delight for sailors andnon-sailors alike.           

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