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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles (3 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140818768X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408187685
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.3 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 580,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a free-lance writer my output ranged from general magazine articles to educational puppet plays for children and an award-winning radio play for the BBC. Part of my day job was to make specialist information accessible to the general public. Inevitably, when I went sailing, I wrote to make those experiences which I found so compelling accessible to as wide an audience as possible.

So one of my great pleasures now is hearing from readers who say how completely they have slipped into Voyager's world. One said she was reading Dolphins Under My Bed on her long winter 'bus rides to and from work but had ceased to notice them as in her mind she was sailing down summer coastlines. Also, she said, on the journeys home she was now always on the lookout for the planet Venus - a particular favourite with sailors - in the evening sky.

One of the things that a book does is take us into a world that we would not otherwise enter, and perhaps would not particularly wish to on a physical level. Through the mind's eye, however, a book takes us to magical places without the financial cost or the bodily discomforts of physically getting there. It also offers another person's perspective, the world through someone else's eyes.

Perhaps one of the most complimentary things anyone has said to me was a half-embarrassed, "To be honest, this isn't the sort of book I would normally take off the shelf. But once I started it, I couldn't stop." Although an acquaintance said, 'Now I've read your books, I think I understand you.' I'm still mulling that one over.

Through sailing, which I had no taste for initially, I developed a love of the sea. In loving it, I became aware of its fragility. If my books were to achieve anything among readers, apart from an enjoyment of places and people and open spaces, I should want them to see the oceans of the world as the truly extraordinary environments they really are, instead of just a food source and a dumping ground for the world's garbage.

There is no more captivating sight than a family of common dolphins teaching their babies to swim with your boat, or a pod of 70-foot fin whales observing you minutely as they overtake you at five-times your speed. They do not endanger us. But, sadly, we are damaging them.

You can find out more about me and my books on https://sites.google.com/site/sandraclaytonauthor/

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Their biggest adventure yet. Yachting Life Tells the tale of their 2800 mile Atlantic crossing with wry humour and an eye for detail. All at Sea Through her musings we see cruising from a perspective that feels fresh and real. Sailing Today There are magical descriptions of events at sea...This is ideal holiday literature: there is an eye for detail...and enough to interest the sailor without putting off the uninitiated. Cruising Magazine

About the Author

Initially a reluctant sailor, Sandra Clayton fell in love with sailing and the sea, and the urge to write it all down became irresistible. Writing has been her pastime or job for most of her life. Before her three travelogues she wrote an award-winning radio play for the BBC. She and her husband cruise full-time from spring until autumn and ski all winter in the USA.


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Sandra Clayton writes superbly. You don't realise how well until you surprise yourself by practically finishing the book in one go. She writes in such a straightforward and descriptive manner that you go with the flow, you never come across annoying grammatical slips that could interrupt the flow. She is remarkable in that she doesn't rail and complain against the major or minor set backs, I became angry on her behalf at times.
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A good read, in fact I am still working my way through it.

It is also an easy read so you can sip your gin and tonic and feel relaxed whilst you read it.
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my husband loved this book, i have brought the other two that sandra clayton wrote as well, as we are hopeing to do the same one day.
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HASH(0x941f4f78) out of 5 stars Two retirees take their catamaran across the mid-atlantic 18 Jan. 2016
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This is the story of the writers journey across the big pond from Europe to Miami, via the Caribbean. Circa 2001. She and her husband double hand the trip. Lots of nice anecdotes and while you do feel you are with them on the trip, I found that things just dragged in many places. Perhaps that's just the nature of such a trip, and they are to be commended for mostly staying out of trouble. I finished the book but didn't find it to be a page turner, and I had very different experiences with the local populations in places that I have also been to, such as the BVI.
HASH(0x94e01f78) out of 5 stars A great read 1 Feb. 2014
By Kylie S - Published on Amazon.com
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I feel like I've just been on an adventure. The descriptions Sandra used are so vivid I could picture it all. This book made me start thinking about my own retirement-even though it's a long way off. I've read three of her books now and can't wat to see where they go next.
HASH(0x942c90a8) out of 5 stars Great adventure! 7 Dec. 2013
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Great true life adventure book. As I was reading it, I was there with them experiencing their trial, tribulations and joys.
HASH(0x94841780) out of 5 stars Another great book from Sandra Clayton 13 May 2014
By ian mackelden - Published on Amazon.com
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Sandra's whole series of 'sailing ecape' books takes one into a world most of us can only imagine and dream about!
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