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Title:
Following seas : sailing the globe, sounding a life
Author:
Leonard, Beth A.
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Publication Information:
East Hartford, Conn. : Tide-mark Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
ix, 252 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9781559493697

9781559493703
Format :
Book

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Summary

The great American sailor Joshua Slocum may have had little else to do when he began rebuilding the small sloop Spray. He could, however, look back at a lifetime on the ocean as preparation for his remarkable circumnavigation. Beth Leonard attended college and collected a master's degree in business. She could point to a successful international management consulting career, but there was no blue-water sailing on her resume. Like so many of us, Beth felt an itch of discontent inside the corporate suit she put on every day. Unlike most us, though, Beth couldn't resist scratching that itch. Following Seas recounts the story of Beth's transformation from business analyst to expert in the sea, the wind, the sky, the stars and Silk, the boat on which she learns to depend for her life. Over the course of three years, Beth grows into someone to whom Joshua Slocum could tip his hat in sailing fellowship. The dramatic shake-down cruise recounted in the prologue of Following Seas became the first leg of a sometimes tumultuous and sometimes serene circumnavigation.Sailing west-abound, Beth and companion Evans Starzinger pilot silk from the Azores, through the Panama Canal, and into the South Pacific, where the peoples of remote islands play a vital part in the story. How does one decide to leave a career and adopt a new way of life? What will you discover about the new places you see, the people you meet? Most important, what might you discover about yourself? Following Seas tells the story of Beth Leonard's journey of discovery. Why not weigh anchor, sail west-around, and share this journey of exploration yourself?


Summary

The great American sailor Joshua Slocum may have had little else to do when he began rebuilding the small sloop Spray. He could, however, look back at a lifetime on the ocean as preparation for his remarkable circumnavigation. Beth Leonard attended college and collected a master's degree in business. She could point to a successful international management consulting career, but there was no blue-water sailing on her resume. Like so many of us, Beth felt an itch of discontent inside the corporate suit she put on every day. Unlike most us, though, Beth couldn't resist scratching that itch. Following Seas recounts the story of Beth's transformation from business analyst to expert in the sea, the wind, the sky, the stars and Silk, the boat on which she learns to depend for her life. Over the course of three years, Beth grows into someone to whom Joshua Slocum could tip his hat in sailing fellowship. The dramatic shake-down cruise recounted in the prologue of Following Seas became the first leg of a sometimes tumultuous and sometimes serene circumnavigation.Sailing west-abound, Beth and companion Evans Starzinger pilot silk from the Azores, through the Panama Canal, and into the South Pacific, where the peoples of remote islands play a vital part in the story. How does one decide to leave a career and adopt a new way of life? What will you discover about the new places you see, the people you meet? Most important, what might you discover about yourself? Following Seas tells the story of Beth Leonard's journey of discovery. Why not weigh anchor, sail west-around, and share this journey of exploration yourself?


Table of Contents

Birth of a Dream
Across the Atlantic
The Azores: Crossroads of the Atlantic
In Columbus' Wake
Taking the isthmus
Darwin's Enchanted Islands
Paradise Lost
Star Path
Paradise Found
Sea Fever
Fast Sailing to Far Islands
Rounding a Great Cape
St Helena's Ghosts
Reluctant Return
Index
Birth of a Dream
Across the Atlantic
The Azores: Crossroads of the Atlantic
In Columbus' Wake
Taking the isthmus
Darwin's Enchanted Islands
Paradise Lost
Star Path
Paradise Found
Sea Fever
Fast Sailing to Far Islands
Rounding a Great Cape
St Helena's Ghosts
Reluctant Return
Index

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