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  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:178
  • eBook ISBN:9798350900804
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350900798

I'm the Captain Now

A Sailor's Journey of Care and Compassion in Fiji

by Lynn Ringseis

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Lynn's Captain acquires dementia and she vows to avoid institutionalized memory care facilities in the United States.
When Lynn's Captain acquires dementia, their world turns upside down. Rather than fight it, they float to the Southern Hemisphere in the tropical islands of Fiji and connect with two beautiful Fijian women, Mela and Neil, who help care for Captain on his journey with memory loss. Captain thrives in the island environment and the four of them have cultural experiences and adventures throughout the islands. They explore pristine coral reefs and swim with manta rays and sharks. They attend traditional kava rituals with village chiefs and fill their house with love from Fijian family members and friends. Lynn shares stories from her past travels, which helps her navigate this new path. Traveling in remote Africa, she encounters spectacular wildlife experiences. She crews on a small sailboat across the Atlantic and volunteers on the ocean, helping protect the ocean's creatures, while facing poachers and pirates. Lynn's past meets her present and she learns how to become captain of her ship of care. Join them in this inspirational true story of finding unique care in the islands of Fiji.
About the author
Being a native of San Diego, California, she has always been drawn to the ocean. She started fueling her insatiable desire for journeys when she was twenty-two and lived and worked in Southern Africa. Immersing herself in foreign cultures led her to discover her favorite form of travel, sailboats. Her first ocean passage was on a humble 33' sailboat from Marseilles, France, to Martinique, French West Indies. Sailing became her career, spending many joyful years working on crewed charter sailing yachts in the Caribbean with her Captain. She is passionate about helping to protect the ocean and her creatures. Lynn desires to inspire and entertain with joviality as she explores and appreciates the natural world around us.

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