|About the Book|
What is it that compels us to follow our all-consuming passions? Is it a search for that elusive, genuine happiness that uplifts the spirit and satisfies the soul? But why go cruising? For my husband Robert and I, it was the innate desire to exploreMoreWhat is it that compels us to follow our all-consuming passions? Is it a search for that elusive, genuine happiness that uplifts the spirit and satisfies the soul? But why go cruising? For my husband Robert and I, it was the innate desire to explore our world, escape the rat race and cold winters, while partaking of a truly unique lifestyle. A romantic dream enticed us to sail to warm, secluded beaches in the tropics to spend time swimming and snorkeling in aquarium-like settings, spending time in nature in its least corrupted arena. The ingenuity, perseverance, and hard work that was required by both of us to keep the dream alive and the ship in running shape, bred a mutual respect and trust that generated love and strengthened our relationship. Harmony on the High Seas, When Your Mate Becomes Your Matey explores the leap of faith that was required when we cast off the dock lines, and shares both a tangible and mystical view of our sailing experience.About the author: An ocean child from her earliest memories, Virginia Gleser grew up sailing on the Yellow Sea off of the coast of South Korea. In 1970 she moved to San Francisco, the center of the counter-culture revolution, complete with its beautiful bay filled with alluring, graceful sailboats. Thirty years later after a life filled with love and adventure with her husband, Robert, they left San Francisco Bay in October of 2000 aboard their 40 ketch Harmony and sailed down the Pacific coast of California and Mexico to begin their cruising odyssey. In 2007 they explored Central America and further south across the equator to Ecuador and the intriguing continent of South America. Returning to Mexico, they continue to divide their time between cruising and enjoying their large family in California.