With Western economies are on the brink of collapse and a decent return on investments hard to find there has never been a better time to buy a boat and sail away.
So why not cast off and sail away on the adventure of a lifetime?
Sail Away is a new book by Nicola Rodriguez published by Willey Books. It is an up-to-date guide on how to realise the dream and go blue water cruising.
Each stage of the process is covered, from choosing a boat and handling your shore-side affairs to coping with ocean passages and provisioning in far flung places.
There’s advice on funding your adventure, cruising with children and coping with reluctant spouses.
A wide range of options are explored – perhaps you want to explore the Med before returning home, or maybe you have your heart set on a Caribbean circuit. For some the Pacific and a possible circumnavigation beckon – this book covers them all with advice on cruising areas and unmissable harbours and anchorages.
There are charts showing ocean routes, as well as everything from kit lists and recipes to personal accounts of the author’s own highlights from the high seas.
Photographs are by the author’s husband, John Rodriguez and they bring the dream to life.
At 296-pages, there is a huge amount of information for would-be explorers, but a full index allows Sail Away to be a useful reference as well as an inspiring bunkside read.
Price: £19.99 296 Pages