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Home on the Waves
Home on the Waves

Home on the Waves

A Pacific Sailing Odyssey


300 Pages

EPUB, $3.99 (US $3.99) (CA $3.99)

Publication Date: May 2015

ISBN 9781927559956

Rights: WOR

Promontory Press Inc. (May 2015)

Not yet published. Ships 5/31/2015.


Patrick, a civil engineer, and Heather, a legal secretary, needed a change of lifestyle – so they built a 42-foot fibreglass sailboat in their backyard. They packed up their two children, Jeremy, 16, and Erica, 12, and headed out for a 14-month and 15,000-mile adventure around the Pacific. They harbor-hopped down the Californian and Mexican coasts, crossed the South Pacific, visiting the Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu atolls, Tahiti and the Society Islands. Departing from Bora Bora they headed back north visiting the Hawaiian Islands. For a temperature change and, not the usual route home, they continued north to view tidewater glaciers in Alaska before returning to Vancouver.

Author Biography

Patrick, Heather and family have been sailing out of Vancouver, B.C. for many years. They have owned nine sailboats from a 17’ to a 42’ boat, Sky One Hundred which they built. They have cruised extensively, written articles for magazines, made presentations to yacht clubs, libraries, the Vancouver Aquarium, and a major Alaskan cruise line.