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Dolphins Under My Bed Voyager #1Proving that sailing is not My Bed PDF #198 just the husband's pursuit this charming narrative of one couple's first long distance Dolphins Under PDF voyage is told from the wife's perspective Writing in a lively humorous way Sandra Clayton gives an entertaining account Under My Bed ePUB #9734 of her and husband David's maiden cruise from the UK down the Atlantic coast and into the warm waters of the Mediterranean Conscious that old age. Sandra Clayton is the first one to say that she was never very fond of sailing Oh the idea of it was alright but the mechanics of it were the issue A few holiday sails taken over the years are the extent of her sailing experience And her husband David's too But David is fed up with the cold damp Northern England winters The couple is in their mid fifties tired of the rat race and lengthy car commute and their good health is just beginning to falter That's when David has a brilliant idea If they sell the house buy a boat and live frugally they can retire early and spend winters basking in the Mediterranean sunshine Sandra is not keen But eventually a compromise is reached in the form of a two hulled catamaran which is much stable and rides comfortably than a traditional sailboatI have to say how much I sympathize We are from New England You know snow Arctic temperatures Nor'easters We thought we were hardy Then we spent some time in Northern England in February Not a snowflake in sight and not even that cold on the thermometer but we were FREEZING That damp cold that just sinks in and won't let you go It was not that much warmer inside either We felt like wimps But I digressAnd so the great adventure begins Through the English Channel down the coast of Europe and around the rock of Gibraltar to the lovely Mediterranean Along the way they will become intrepid sailors absorb the culture of lovely small port towns freuently while looking for the laundromat and meet a vast array of people who are mostly eager to lend a hand Mother Nature makes a grand appearance too a reminder that she is big and they are small The author's descriptions of the beauty that surrounds them are breathtaking It is a wonderful story full of adventure The Claytons are an example for the rest of us they are healthier and happier for their choice Don't wait until it is too late pursue your dreams Make the sacrifices now so you don't end up saying when it is too late If I had onlyA seuel Something of the Turtle will be published in the spring and a third book is in the planning stages I am thrilled to hear that the Claytons are still sailing and can't wait to read of their continuing life aboard

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free read Dolphins Under My Bed Voyager #1 ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ [Download] ➽ Dolphins Under My Bed Voyager #1 By Sandra Clayton – Gym-apparel.co.uk Proving that sailing is not just the husband's pursuit this charming narrative of one couple's first long distance voyage is told from the wife'Earn from their own mistakes finding themselves in places and situations where they never expected to be The book has plenty to offer those who might consider embarking on a similar voyage of their own learn how the Claytons did it which route they took the beautiful locations they visited who they met along the way and their good decisions as well as their bad A great bunkside read it may inspire others to make a similar break themselve. Clayton has been accused of whinging in other reviews but I felt that she was presenting the many times that things went wrong as humorous She has plenty of nice things to say about the people and places she encounters while the actual sailing mishaps have to do with being rookies at the game One aspect that I did find dated concerned their mad hunts for accurate weather forecasts where today a smartphone would work fine Bear in mind their trip was over a decade ago reconstructed uite well from her notesPamela Garelick's narration works so well that I had to remember it wasn't Sandra herself telling the story directly to the listener I'm looking forward to hearing the seuel

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Or poor health could prevent them from sailing away for much longer they left the world of work behind to chase their dream of adventure Conditions are sometimes maddening occasionally dangerous but freuently magical Marine creatures enchant their days while ships that pass in the night add a touch of romanceBut the book is far than just the story of the Claytons' mile trip Somewhat unprepared for what faced them on the way they had to l. Retiring on the sea No mortgage payments Waking up each morning to the sounds of the water The chaos of the city and the rat race left far behind The freedom It sounds absolutely fabulous The idea of selling the house retiring and living on a boat is a common fantasy Dolphins Under My Bed is the travelogue of a couple who decided to live their dream well the author’s husband’s dream The author herself was uite wary about the entire concept Her limited experiences with boats and sailing had not done anything to feed her enthusiasm I think she only agreed to the possibility of retiring on the water because she hoped that somewhere along the line her husband would change his mind I highly suggest this book for anyone dreaming about retiring and living on the water Dolphins Under My Bed is an honest work showing both the good and the bad about this kind of life There were a lot of things I think that this couple were ill prepared for and a resource like this could have been a big help