By Captain Charlie Simon, Cathy Simon
Dreaming of Sailing the Seas? Buy THIS Book First! You’ll feel like you are on YOUR WORLD CRUISE in this overview book for sailing the world, the adventure of a Lifetime. In this non-fiction book there is enough factual information and detail for readers contemplating their own worldwide sailing adventure. Easy to read, well organized, and entertaining. At the end of reading this book, one could ask,“Do you want to take this trip?” The emphatic answer is, “YES! Let the voyage begin!” The authors, Captain Charlie Simon and his wife, Cathy, sailed away on Celebrate, a Taswell 58, leaving Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, West Indies on January 10, 2014 and completing their world circumnavigation 15 months later upon returning to St. Lucia in the Caribbean on April 11, 2016. Ports detailed along the way include the Panama Canal transit, a memorable start to the readers journey. Many aerial/satellite port diagrams, local photos, and excerpts from the ships blog tell readers what to expect as the route continues to the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Fiji and other islands across the South Pacific. The Simons also chronicle their stops at Australia, Bali and passing through some rough weather in the Indian Ocean, then going on to South Africa, and having benign conditions crossing the South Atlantic to Brazil and back to the Caribbean. You get a genuine feel for what it is like to sail the world! Colorful stories and photographs from the ports of entry get the reader enthusiastic and build up a “Lets do this!” mind-set and the encouraging positive tone should inspire readers. There are many featured Google Earth satellite maps and up-to-date website links. 172 pages, full color, 8.5×11, 154 Color pictures, 18 maps, 49 satellite/aerial route diagrams, index, and bibliography.