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Maiden Voyage : In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss Paperback – 2010
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"An outstanding sailing, travel and personal adventure book that really delivers"--Mark Sutton, Marine Product Reviews
Lois Joy Hoffman's In search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss: Maiden Voyage is a wonderfully written book about an adventure that just about anyone who has spent time on the water has dreamed of. Maiden Voyage is an outstanding sailing, travel and personal adventure book that really delivers with its sailing stories, perspectives cultures and places and incredible photography.
Lois and her husband Gunter circumnavigate the globe from France to San Diego aboard their 43' catamaran Pacific Bliss. The book masterfully describes the voyage across oceans and provides insight into the cultures they experienced over their 8 year and 34,000 mile sailing adventure.
I particularly enjoyed Lois' description of their ocean passages including preparation and provisioning, sea life encountered, peaceful waters and harrowing storms at sea. Lois provides any sailor with great insight to life aboard and all that is involved with offshore sailing.
In search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss: Maiden Voyage is a book that you can enjoy just flipping thru the pages looking at spectacular photographs that let you see the sites and cultures that Lois experienced in their travels to 62 countries. The book is packed with hundreds of pictures of the wonderful people, places and cultures they encountered. There are thorough, interesting and thoughtful descriptions of the areas they visited, people, customs and cultures. Lois does an outstanding job of sharing these experiences in a compelling fashion.
In search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss: Maiden Voyage is a book that you will thoroughly enjoy and that we'd recommend to any boater who dreams about taking off and sailing around the world. Kudos Lois on your inspiring adventure and on doing an outstanding job of sharing it. Highly recommended!
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As a fellow author and circumnavigator, I respect Lois for her work and applaud this book's unique style.
Author of, The Boy Behind the Gate
The Boy Behind the Gate: How His Dream of Sailing Around the World Became a Six-Year Odyssey of Adventure, Fear, Discovery and Love