Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey
Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey5 1 5 Forfatter: Wendy Hinman Oplæser: Robin Karno
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Tightwads on the Loose tells the story of Wendy and Garth, lured to sea by the promise of adventure. They buy a 31-foot boat that fits their budget better than it fits Garth's large frame and set sail for an open-ended voyage, never imagining they'd be gone seven years, or cover 34,000 miles at the pace of a fast walk. They live without most “necessities” and learn that teamwork and a sense of humor matter most as they face endless "character-building opportunities." They make a long-anticipated visit to the island where Garth had been shipwrecked as a teenager, only to find it had become a penal colony.
An electronic catastrophe in the Solomon Islands leaves them without navigation equipment, which forces them to trade their free-wheeling lifestyle for one that seems straight out of a '60s sitcom: jobs at a U. S. Army base in the Marshall Islands. In Asia, they dodge typhoons and ships that threaten to turn their home into kindling.
Finally they endure a grueling 49-day nonstop ocean crossing. None of this prepares them for their arrival "home" to a post-9/11 America which leaves them wondering what had changed more, them or the world.
Tightwads on the Loose offers a fun read to the armchair adventurer -- or anyone afflicted with wanderlust.
Mere info om lydbogen:Forlag: Author's Republic
Længde: 12T 17M