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Cruising Life: The Best Stories from Caribbean Compass

By Caribbean Compass — last modified Jul 04, 2013 01:31 PM
Outstanding stories by cruisers, of cruisers and for cruisers! Compiled by Sally Erdle and Rona Beame.

Published: 2013-07-02 23:00:00
Topics: Books,Charts and DVDs , Cruising Information

JUST LAUNCHED: a new collection of outstanding cruising tales from the Caribbean — from the dramatic true story of a woman falling overboard to hurricane survival to a hilarious black-market expedition to a hair-raising journey on a local bus. These stories span a vibrant region, from St. Croix to Cartagena and from Barbuda to Guatemala. Cruising cooks share gourmet galley secrets and poets offer rocking rhymes for island times. Sailors spin yarns about coves where few have dropped the hook, as well as providing offbeat looks at islands everyone “knows”.

Cruising Life is a first-hand, insider’s look at the unique lifestyle of wandering the Caribbean aboard your own floating home.

The 49 stories in Cruising Life were written by cruisers, both professional writers and amateurs, for Caribbean Compass, the monthly magazine that boaters say is a “must read” for anyone sailing in, or planning to visit the Caribbean.

Editor Sally Erdle says, “We’re excited to now offer this lively and far-ranging selection of original Caribbean cruising writing to readers around the world. Old salts will grin with recognition, and those just casting off will be inspired!”

ISBN 978-976-95602-0-8        US$8.95        Order the eBook now at

(Editor's Note: Read the free intro. pages on Amazon and you'll be hooked!)

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