Red Skies In Morning: An Unforgettable Stormy Passage from Juneau to Seattle

Red Skies In Morning: An Unforgettable Stormy Passage from Juneau to Seattle

by Elsan Zimmerly
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Red Skies In Morning: An Unforgettable Stormy Passage from Juneau to Seattle by Elsan Zimmerly

A true adventure story of the author’s first sailing voyage. A novice sailor she’d never intended to make this trip. A good friend with sailing experience had planned to go but at the last minute had a family emergency. Though early spring in the far north winter weather prevailed as she and her husband set out from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington. Storms, nasty seas, frigid temperatures, dense fog, intense rain squalls test their abilities, stamina and their marriage. Travel is slow and waiting weather continual adding stress. For the author the voyage is a paradox as she faces her fears in frightening conditions while awed by the breathtaking scenery and solitude.

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BN ID: 2940011205743
Publisher: Elsan Zimmerly
Publication date: 02/07/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 202,374
File size: 118 KB

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Red Skies In Morning 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was very dry story. Not alot of entertainment here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You changed your name? Wow. I liked it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bright sunlight filtered through the clan. It was a promising sunny day. But dark clouds in the distance is a reminder of dark secrets and things to come. <p> Morningkit laughed when she saw the sunlight dappling her blue pelt. She padded over to her sister and brother and mewed, "Get up Lazy Bones. We're apprintences today!" *Finally* she thought as she padded away. After days of Dewpaw boasting, and Windkit complaining that Silverstar had decided to wait for Morningkit's and her sibilings ceromonies. <p> Her tail twitched with anticipation, and her eyes shone. She grinned to herself. She thought she'd never hear the call....there it was! Silverstar's rang out loud and clear over the camp. "All who is old enough to catch their own prey, gather at High Ledge for a ThunderClan meeting!" She ran over, but her mother caught her to do some quick grooming. Finally her mother let her go, and she scampered over to join the clan. <p> "Today we have the making of 7 apprintences." Mewed Silverstar. "Windkit, Russetkit, Berrykit, Lilykit, Morningkit, Firekit, and Risingkit, step foward. Windkit, you are now Windpaw, and Whiteclaw will be your mentor. Whiteclaw, you are loyal and couragous, pass these down to young Windpaw. Russetkit, you are now Russetpaw, and Nettlefur will be your mentor. Nettlefur, you are strong and fierce. Pass these down to young Russetpaw. Berrykit, you are now Berrypaw, and Brambleheart will be your mentor. Brambleheart, you are brave and smart, pass these down to young Berrypaw." <p> "Lilykit, you are now Lilypaw, and Hollybranch will be your mentor. Hollybranch, you are kind and smart. Pass these down to young Lilypaw. Morningkit, you are now Morningpaw, and I will be your mentor. Firekit, you are now Firepaw and Spiderleg will be your mentor. Spiderleg, you are loyal and kind. Pass these down to young Firepaw. Risingkit, you are now Risingpaw, and Lightfeather will be your mentor. You will attend the moonpool tonight. Rowanpaw step foward. You have trained hard in the ways of a medicence cat, and you are ready to become one. You are now Rowanwind. You also will attend the moonpool." Silverstar lept off High Ledge and touched noses with Morningpaw. Morningpaw felt a thrill run through her. She was an apprintence! She could hear the clan cheering her name. <p> "Can we train?" She mewed. Silverstar purred. "Go and rest. Tomorrow, bright and early we will." Morningpaw gave a nod an headed over to her friends. "Hi!" She mewed when she approached. "Where's Russetpaw?" Windpaw sighed. "Out with Nettlefur." Morningpaw nodded. Windpaw mewed, "Why did Silverstar pick him of all cats? Mosstail would have been good. But NETTLEFUR?" Morningpaw shook her head. "I don't know. Maybe he asked." "Nettlefur, asking? He wouldn't!" Windpaw mewed. Morningpaw mewed, "He has been spending alot of time with her lately." She waved goodbye as Risingpaw and Berrypaw left with their mentors. The rest of the day Morningpaw reviewed the warrior code with Silverstar. Morningpaw learned how to take care of the elders. Ambertail told her stories.<p> At dusk, Morningpaw staggered over to the fresh kill pile, tired. Silverstar made her run laps around camp. Still, no training. Picking up a squirrel, she padded over to Silverstar. "Why didn't we train today?" Silverstar sighed. "A rouge was spotted in our territory. I was busy." "Oh." Mewed Morningpaw and headed to the apprintences den to get some sleep. <p> (Hope you enjoyed!) ~ &#8499orning
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow moving book written by a women's first cruise aboard a sailboat. Her doubts, fears, and experiences may be real to her but they come across as whiny and unconvincing. Only 51 pages so you don't get too bored before she gets done but unless you are female and wondering what it is like to cruise the far northwest, don't bother with this.
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First time I couldn't continue reading a book. 50 pages too long
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