Everyone dreams of running away to sea, and few do it, because of the need to earn a living. But Patrick and June found a way to make a living on the water, in the yacht delivery business. Founding their own firm in 1955 they set off on a series of adventures that took them from New York to Venezuela, Cuba, Nova Scotia, London, Paris and the Great Lakes.
On June's first voyage she didn't see land for 17 days and Patrick made corn beef hash three times a day. Later they sailed together in all kinds of boats including a research vessel that sent a million volts up a wire held by a helicopter, thousands of feet above.
Ashore, they worked on boats in Caribbean islands and French canals helping the local carpenters, electricians and plumbers get the boats ready for sea. And in their free time they sipped coffee on the sidewalks of Paris, strolled on beaches in Bermuda or climbed mountains in Jamaica.