This is an adventure book. But an adventure without either fright or special effects. An adventure which took 10 years, which a couple and their dog(s) enjoyed immensely. This book is the recounting of the cruise of a lifetime. It tells the adventures, life lessons and beauty of the first half of a voyage of 26, 000 miles by water, all within the territorial waters of America - the United States and Canada. The journey was predominately within inland waterways, but covered most of all four North American qcoastsq as well. The book is entertaining and instructional. Entertaining by providing fascinating, interesting scenic and historical highlights, and qboater talesq gleaned from 10 years of literally almost circumnavigating North America by traversing the vast majority of its navigable waterways and coasts. Instructional to those interested in travel and boating. And informational, relating how to buy and equip a boat, and to plan and execute cruises, both major and minor. Tidbits of information are inserted where intersecting with the entertaining, providing responses to qsituationsq encountered, enlightening, significant, and humorous. The qtalesq range from amusing to hilarious, but they too provide information and instruction useful to those interested in boating and sightseeing cruising by boat. One goal of this book is to illustrate how relaxing, enjoyable, educational and magnificently scenic and satisfying boat travel is within North America. This book relates a literal voyage thru history - the history of two nations and their first and formative transportation system - coasts, rivers and lakes, and some really old canals. This saga encompasses four boats, thousands of gallons of fuel, hundreds of stops, and the water covered over 10 years at the ideal sightseeing speed of 10 miles per hour. In other words, utilizing the waterways of North America to see what's there, in historic and scenic depth - out of pure Undaunted Curiosity.low bend part way thru the floating journey. Rocked ... Try as we might, neither Pam nor I ever could aget upa on the sea-doo, so became satiated with sun and water via six roundtrips roaring up/floating down The Strip. We did ... 1990. LITTLE. BOA. TING, . BUT... Business was so good, and we organizing and piling up investments for retirement so well, we didna#39;t get to use either boat this year. Baylineranbsp;...
|Author||:||Douglas W. Ayres|
|Publisher||:||Trafford Publishing - 2012-03-12|