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Turtles in Our Wake

Turtles in Our Wake [Kindle Edition]

Sandra Clayton
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With her eye for detail and vivid descriptions, Sandra carries the reader with her through some of the Mediterranean's loveliest islands. Yachting Life

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Most people at some point long to escape - from the weather, the commute, the routine. Sailing off in a forty-foot boat called Voyager comes at a price, however. Indeed, for David and Sandra Clayton it meant selling their house and possessions with a lifetime's collection of memories and emotions attached to them. But the result proved

With her eye for detail and vivid descriptions, Sandra carries the reader with her through some of the Mediterranean's loveliest islands. Charmed by tranquil anchorages, ancient harbours and the people they meet, they also develop a fascination with the sea and its wildlife. And, whilst questioning the things we value and the nature of happiness, this book reveals the growing and sometimes amusing inter-dependence of two people alone at sea.

This is the sequel to the popular Dolphins under my Bed, which charted Sandra and David's first long journey: a 2,000-mile voyage from England, down the Atlantic coast and into the warm waters of the Mediterranean.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 971 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles; 1 edition (3 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006Z6JK4K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #162,557 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

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 80-foot fin whales observing you minutely as they overtake you at four-times your speed. They do not endanger us. But, sadly, we are damaging them.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Turles in Our Wake. 20 Mar 2014
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I loved this book. The author took me to places I have never had the opportunity of visiting, if only briefly. It is very well written in my opinion, and by the end of this book and the following one I almost felt like I knew these people. A big thankyou to Sandra for sharing her experiences on the ocean.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lighthearted "diary" of life aboard a small boat 10 Dec 2013
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Would be a nice read for anyone but especially good for a a fellow sailor. Tells a pleasant story of the couples adventures and is an accurate reflection of life on a small boat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Turtles in Our Wake 19 Sep 2013
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I am thoroughly enjoying the books written by Sandra Clayton. I feel as though I am on the journey with her and her husband but without having to be on the actual water!! Keep on with the good work, Sandra.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable summer read. 13 Aug 2013
I really enjoyed this book nearly as much as the first, it's an easy read, but like another reviewer commented, there's no real emotion and hardly any interaction with fellow sailor's. I'm hoping the third book takes me on a new adventure, as much as, i wanted to share the first experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars turtle in our wake 20 July 2013
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I have really enjoyed reading and just on last book out of 3 i bought for my kindle. I am only at the beginning of my third book and will leave a good comment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For armchair adventurers 29 Jun 2013
By Nicky B
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Second book in author's recounting of her fairly radical lifestyle change. Leaves you wondering if it was possible in your life.
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Terrific story, terrific writing, would like to be able to start all over again reading all three in this sailing adventure.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 18 Jun 2013
By carolyn
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Not nearly as good as Dolphins under my Bed - which was superb having been well written and an enjoyable read.

Turtles seems muddled and much harder to read.
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