Green Ghost, Blue Ocean: No Fixed Address

Green Ghost, Blue Ocean: No Fixed Address

by Jennifer Smith

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Overview

Green Ghost, Blue Ocean is a travel memoir about a 40,000 nautical mile adventure that spans seventeen years. Early in their careers, Jennifer and her husband Nik come to realize that the rewards in the corporate world will always be the same - more money to buy more things, but never time off for self-discovery. When they begin to imagine a life outside the norm, they seize on the idea of long-distance sailing as the perfect way to journey down a road less travelled. Green Ghost, Blue Ocean is a story about taking time and taking a risk, about unwittingly losing your identity while simultaneously redefining yourself in ways never imagined. It is a story about the importance of starting and the acceptance of an imperfect plan. It is a tale of the triumph of conviction: if you believe that you'll figure it out when you get there, it's amazing how far you can go. Jennifer M. Smith is an author and an adventurer. She has lived on the water with her husband aboard Green Ghost for thirteen of the past twenty-three years while travelling extensively by sail. She currently lives a land-life in Burlington, Ontario.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781989725054
Publisher: Pottersfield Press
Publication date: 10/30/2020
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 663,293
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jennifer M. Smith is an author and an adventurer. She has lived on the water with her husband aboard Green Ghost for thirteen of the past twenty-three years while travelling extensively by sail. She currently lives a land-life in Burlington, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Author's Note 5

Chapter 1 Departure 7

Chapter 2 Gale Force 14

Chapter 3 A Steamer Trunk with a Mast 21

Chapter 4 First Steps in San Francisco 29

Chapter 5 California Cruising 36

Chapter 6 Mexico 45

Chapter 7 Crew 52

Chapter 8 The Long Crossing 59

Chapter 9 Two Percent Sheer Terror 71

Chapter 10 French Polynesia 79

Chapter 11 West and South 85

Chapter 12 New Zealand 94

Chapter 13 The Gouda Cruise to Fiji 103

Chapter 14 Tanna and New Caledonia 113

Chapter 15 Vanuatu, The Northern Islands 122

Chapter 16 Toronto 132

Chapter 17 Queensland Coast, Australia 140

Chapter 18 Across the Top 155

Chapter 19 Indonesia 161

Chapter 20 Kalimantan, Singapore, and Malacca 173

Chapter 21 A Year in Asia 181

Chapter 22 Crossing the Indian 193

Chapter 23 Wait and Hope 201

Chapter 24 Madagascar 208

Chapter 25 Africa 222

Chapter 26 St. Helena 237

Chapter 27 Ascension 245

Chapter 28 Fernando de Noronha 256

Chapter 29 One Hundred and One Atlantic Nights 264

Chapter 30 From the Caribbean, Home 274

Glossary 284

Acknowledgements 303

Figures

Figure 1 Pacific Ocean Route Map 6

Figure 2 Asia Route Map 139

Figure 3 Indian Ocean Route Map 192

Figure 4 Atlantic Ocean Route Map 236

Figure 5 Caribbean Route Map 272

Figure 6 East Coast North America Route Map 273

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