Cindy and I have been cruising in our own little boats, small enough to keep on a trailer here in Utah, for 18 years now. Weve been all over the Inside Passage of the Pacific Northwest, from Washingtons San Juan Islands up to Glacier Bay in Southeast Alaska. Over the years weve picked quite a bit of knowledge and experience in what it takes to travel those beautiful but remote and wild waters in a small power boat, and have a fine time doing it. Thats what this book is all about.
If youve ever considered traveling the Inside Passage, you might find it interesting. If small boats are your thing, the book is a primer on how you too could do such a major cruise.
A fair portion of the book is devoted to choosing an appropriate small cruiser. Theres also lots of info on equipping it well for an extended Inside Passage cruise, challenges youll encounter along the way, key skills youll need, and other tips from our experience. Plus a bunch of links to helpful stuff.
If youd like to take a look, a preview is available on the self-publishing web site Lulu.com:
You can also find it by searching on Lulu for the books title, Cruising in a Big Way, for Richard Cook, or for various keywords like Coastal Cruising.
Its available in paperback, or even as a download. Hope you like it.
P.S. Since Im self-publishing, I sure would appreciate any help getting the word out. If you like what you see, you might want to forward this on to others.