Voyaging To The Mediterranean Under Power

Voyaging To The Mediterranean Under Power

by Mary Umstot
Voyaging To The Mediterranean Under Power

Voyaging To The Mediterranean Under Power

by Mary Umstot



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Ocean Travels in a 52-foot Powerboat

Powerboats have broken the mold! No longer restricted to coastal cruising, power boats can join the multitudes of sail boats plying the seven seas. Their larger fuel capacity and stabilization systems have added the dimensions necessary for them to travel far and wide. So as with sail boats, setting up a course and waypoints precede journeys to faraway places--dreams become destinations.

TEKA III, a 52-foot passagemaker, is case in point. Built in 1981 by Knight & Carver in San Diego, her original owner set the scene with his log entries read by second owners, Denis and Mary Umstot. He and his crew crossed the Atlantic Ocean four times. This new boat offered the Umstots a chance to leave protected waters, and as they traveled, Mary described their adventures in over a dozen articles published by PasssageMaker Magazine over eleven years.

Now Mary has written a book, Voyaging to the Mediterranean Under Power, describing her initial fears of ocean voyaging, and how she bonded with her special seaworthy vessel, finding the whole adventure very exciting.

Their voyage of over 48,000 nautical miles included crossing oceans and notorious river bars, surviving gales on passage and at anchor, plowing through pyramidal waves or surfing down huge following seas, missing a collision with a large freighter, solving mechanical, steering, and electronic problems in quick order, and enduring several boardings and interrogations by foreign authorities. They also marveled at spectacular sunrises, magnificent sunsets, elusive green flashes, starry nights, wildlife, and interesting cultural experiences. Sharing time at sea with family and friends added an extra dimension.

Mary has traveled extensively on land in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa. With TEKA III, the sea opened up a new avenue of travel. She writes about her explorations with humor and zest, both to educate and entertain the readers.

These stories will appeal to both armchair adventurers and to those actually pursuing their own voyaging dreams, whether sail or power.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012679413
Publisher: BookLocker.com, Inc.
Publication date: 12/16/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 244
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Mary Umstot has traveled extensively by land throughout the world. On her boat, TEKA III, she answered the call of the sea for a new avenue of exploration. She lives with her husband in Seattle where they have enjoyed boating in Washington and British Columbia, Canada for over 25 years.
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