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This book gives you an in-depth look at the live aboard lifestyle as you follow the authors through the purchase and refit of their Valiant 40. Upon Garry's retirement from the United States Coast Guard, they were finally able to go cruising. Travel along with them as they leave long Beach, California and arrive in Key West, Florida 15 months later.
Experience their landfalls, ride out a gale, and enjoy exotic ports of call, small villages and quiet, secluded anchorages. Join them as they pass through the Panama Canal.
Their narrative is given from a his and her view point and is accompanied by an extensive use of charts, excerpts from their logs, quotes from The Sailing Directions, many photographs, and copies of weather faxes and communications.
The book also includes a complete list of ham nets around the world, along with their daily radio routine and communication schedule.
To contact the authors, go to: marinecom/mobilemarine.
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About the Author
Carol Hilbert Domnisse grew up on sailing vessels that her father, George, owned during his lifetime. She never knew there could be a vacation at the beach, as each summer George would take his family on sailing vacations on teh Chesapeake Bay. Carol, a registered nurse, retired from the profession when she and Garry married and set sail on their dream cruise. She took courses at Orange Coast College in Newport, CA, onsafety, and all aspects of sailing and cruising. She obtained her Amateur Technician License to be able to use the radios aboard and assist in all aspects of communication. Carol is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with a degree in Nursing. Today, she works as an office manager in a small company and enjoys hobbies such as quilting and spending time with daughter Sarah, son Michael and thier families.