I'm rereading The Coast of Summer, Sailing New England Waters from Shelter Island to Cape Cod.
It is the most gentle of cruising books. Anthony Bailey and his wife Margot, who live in England, come to the US each summer to sail Long Island Sound and Cape Cod on their Tartan 27 "Lochinvar". Care free days, relaxed sails, faltering winds, good friends, quaint towns along the way - it is my kind of sailing. The book is the story of one summer's sail. Mixed in with Bailey's description of the trip are the history and geography of the area, stories of past cruises and anecdotes of an interesting life. The writing is beautiful, just what you would expect from a long time staff writer for The New Yorker.
If I was a writer, that is the kind of writer I would like to be. If I wrote a book, this is the kind of book I would like to write.
Just heard on the stereo......
"I want justice, but I'll settle for some mercy."
- Kris Kristofferson