Two brave women prove that to live a real life adventure, they only need to take the first step. Giving into an urge to see the world, they take their cat and move onto a sailboat in California. After a year's preparation they set sail into the Pacific Ocean. Three months later they arrive in Florida after sailing 1500 miles down the Baja coast, across the Sea of Cortez, and driving an old pickup truck 2000 miles across Mexico and the southern United States.
When Kim, Jazzymyne and their cat leave Los Angeles, California on New Year's Day they have no idea where the wind will take them. Their second day at sea they are caught in a violent storm. They struggle back to land and upon attempting to anchor near an island off the coast of Mexico, Kim breaks her hand. Conflict looms when Jazzymyne tires of the hardships and wants to go home.
After twenty five days at sea they reach Mazatlan, Mexico and make plans to relocate in Florida. After loading all their possessions in a twenty-five year old truck, they head for Florida encountering dangerous mountain roads, military checkpoints and border patrol with their cat in the cab and a surfboard tied on top. Mixed emotions concerning this undertaking become solidified by the reality of life at sea, travel abroad and the wonders of nature. This is a true adventure without technical jargon and will delight readers of all ages.
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About the Author
Kim Lee Brown, born in the deep south of the United States has traveled extensively across America, China and Mexico. She has visited Canada and Europe as well. Having studied Archaeology/Anthropology at Millsaps College and University of Jiaotong/X'an in China she continues fossil hunting. She has worked with several small publications and published one short story. This is the first completed novel with several more on the way. The author loves to tell stories, surf, sail and oil paint. She can often be found headed to the beach in her red 1965 Mustang with a surfboard on top. She is owned by an adorable Ragdoll cat named Smokey.