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The Next Port is the true story of how a midlife crisis led to an around the world sailing adventure.
Come aboard with Heyward and Charlotte as they transform a worn-out hull into a first-class blue water cruiser. Then take off and cross oceans with them, feeling their desperation when equipment failures force ingenious workarounds in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Share the highs of navigating the crystal waters of French Polynesia and the lows of crossing pirate infested waters in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. Travel ashore with them to places not covered in travel brochures, meet natives untouched by the modern world and navigate the political waters of Guantanamo Bay.
Armchair adventurers, experienced sailors, and anyone with a zest for life will find inspiration and humor traveling from one exotic place to the next, excited about The Next Port. Grab your atlas as you explore far flung places like:
- Guantanamo Bay
- Alta de Chao, 800 miles up the Amazon River
- Galapagos Islands
- Tuamotu Islands
- Cook Islands
- New Caledonia
- Great Barrier Reef
- Aboriginal Arnhem Land
- Sri Lanka
- Canals of France
- Brazil, and more
Share their incredible story and hard won wisdom in a book that will surprise you, make you laugh and best of all, take you along for an unforgettable ride.
Squeezed out of his company in mid-career, Heyward finds himself unsure of what to do next.
Put the career on hold, pull the children out of school, sell the house, and buy a boat in Greece to sail the Mediterranean? Why not? And so begins Heyward and Charlotte’s one-year businessman’s sabbatical. But, with the winter months approaching and the Gulf War under way, this dream cruise will soon present them with a whole new set of obstacles. Becoming immersed in the cultural traditions of Turkey, Greece, Italy, Malta, Tunisia, and many other Mediterranean destinations, Heyward and his family learn to appreciate a variety of cultures, the delicate art a of cruising life, and much about themselves. With cresting highs and dipping lows, the Coleman family is about to begin the most important experience of their lives.
Based on an inspiring true story, “Where the Wind Blows” uses broad strokes to take readers through the many steps of deciding, planning, and executing this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. With copious planning and preparation, the Colemans’ trip ultimately enriched their lives in ways they never anticipated and both he and Charlotte gain the courage to take off ten years later for a circumnavigation that is the subject of his other book, “The Next Port”.
With a wonderful message that teaches readers to follow their destiny, this inspiring story shows us that it is never too late to take control of our lives. Full of humor, this action-packed story is an armchair sailor’s delight as well as a wannabe cruiser’s “how to guide” It is sure to captivate anyone ready to embrace the winds of change. Join them as they travel to destinations such as:
- Islands of the Cyclades
- Turkey’s Agean Coast
- The Corinth Canal
- Ithaca and Corfu
- The Boot of Italy and Sicily
- Malta and Tunisia
- The Balearic Islands
- The coasts of Spain and Portugal
- La Coruna, Spain to Bruinisse, Netherlands