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This book is the true story of my quest to live as a free spirit for a year of my life, mentally, physically and sexually. The year is 1975, I was 24 and I had abandoned a marriage and walked away from a secure job as a BBC make-up artist. Where in the modern world would I find the wide open horizons that I sought? How would I live? Would I share the adventure? The ocean, a boat and an open relationship provided my answers. Travelling with no fixed itinerary, no advance reservations, no return ticket and no fixed destination. We became true free spirits open to the dictionary's definition of adventure: 'one who lives on his wits. Risk. A remarkable happening.' My mood was at odds with the rest of the country. After the previous year's three day week, strikes and Harold Wilson's minority government, Britain was bracing itself for Denis Healey's tough new budget. I was about to sail away from all this, but what lay ahead could be much worse and certainly carried more risk. Restless, excited, optimistic and definitely naive I did it anyway. There is a phrase, qbe careful what you wish for as it might come trueqAs time ran out, Charles resorted to buying a#39;toysa#39; to impress and distract, such as a small cabin launch, to be towed astern when at sea, water skis and two Zodiac rubber dinghies, each with a 40hp Mercury outboard engine, one defective, andanbsp;...

Author:Jane Pearce
Publisher:Author House - 2013-09


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