"When I was around eight, we moved to the country. Plenty of room to
run and explore through woods, marshlands at water's edge. I had long
since learned to swim so it was pretty much a carefree existence, especially
during the long days of summer. It was glorious! "
The first in a series, Sailing Blue Water
Mystique Solo, tells tales of Downing's personal exploits, insights
and observations about sailing alone in the Exumas.
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About the Author
H.D. Lane is a retired educator, tutoring business owner, private high school teacher, sailing coach, school administrator. Born and raised on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Henry taught sailing on Long Island Sound, raced competitively on the Chesapeake Bay. crewed transatlantic to Norway, crewed on numerous races to Bermuda, voyaged much of Maine's coast, cruised the Caribbean, Belize, Dalmatian Coast and the Bahamas. In 2008 he purchased Mystique, a 40' Leopard catamaran, then sailed it from St. Maarten to Florida. Then spent years cruising the Bahamas' Exumas and Eleuthera. In 2016 he sailed solo for 51 days from Florida to the Exumas Islands round trip. While maintaining www.bluewater.com , a blog about sailing and its lessons. Presently he is writing a number of books as he maintains www.bluewater.com , a blog about his personal exploits, insights and observations about sailing and the sea. Now a frequent writer, Henry has dedicated much of his adult life to learning and story-telling.