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Dungda de Islan' Paperback – May 31, 2011
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About the Author
Learn more about Charles Dougherty and his books at clrdougherty.com. While you're there, sign up for his mailing list; he'll send you a free short story. You'll find a blog there, too, with guest posts written by the characters from his books.
Dougherty is a lifelong sailor; he's lived what he writes. He and his wife have spent over 30 years sailing together. For 15 years, they lived aboard their boat full-time, cruising the East Coast and the islands. They spent most of that time exploring the Eastern Caribbean. Dougherty is well acquainted with the islands and their people. The characters and locations in his novels reflect his experience.
A storyteller before all else, Dougherty lets his characters speak for themselves. Pick up one of his thrillers and listen to the sound of adventure as you smell the salt air. Enjoy the views of distant horizons and meet some people you won't forget.
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From port to port, bay to bay, anchorage to anchorage, island to island they sailed aboard Play Actor, a Baba 35' cruising boat. Inside this book I found myself part of their crew, leaning against the ocean breeze, wiping the salt from my brow, pointing out to my mate the dolphins playing tag, the whale blowing a passing hello, the rainbow of coral sliding below the keel. Thank you Charles and Leslie for taking me on your journey.
I've added a new item to my bucket list, to cruise the Eastern Caribbean, if only for a day.
Most of us never summon the courage to even try. Most of us have no idea what is really involved in such an undertaking. This book amply illustrates what this erstwhile couple have done, and shows quite clearly that its not as easy or carefree as you think. That this life is not for everyone!
Beyond simply knowing how to sail, one also needs to be a consumate repair person, able to fix almost anything with sometimes next to nothing, isolated on the water, without help. One also needs to know not just the islands, but the oceanic currents, as well. One also has to be a meteorlogoical genius to simply plan their day, to keep themselves safe, or even alive.
This book is a real eye opener. These courageous people overcame whatever life threw at them with dignity, poise, and a sense of humor. They gained an appreciation for the island people that only comes with living with them. They learned about what is truly important in life to them, which sadly, many of us never really learn.
This is a well written documentation that reads like a diary. You are there as they immerse themselves in the island culture. It is a fitting accompaniment to the author's "Blue Water Thriller" series. There is no doubt he writes what he knows.
I look forward to reading many more of Mr. Dougherty's works. Kudos of the highest order!
If the above interests you then great but to me very tedious. I can't explain the 5 star reviews.
I highly recommend Dungda de Islan'.
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