THIS IS A SAILING STORY about a voyage from San Francisco to New York and a man's struggle with love. The sailing adventure is as chronicled in the author's Sailing Intermezzo blog, full of descriptions of natural beauty, sailing skills and mistakes, weather challenges, boat breakdowns, land excursions, foreign cultures, family friendships and more. The love story draws from deeper, more personal sources and introspection, a more emotional tale. The stories combined are of a voyage through outside and inside space, of realizing a dream and building the foundation to become a better man from the experience.
The Voyage was originally conceived as a fun, challenging adventure, a break from life on land. It doesn't turn out that way, is almost abandoned, but becomes a lifeline, something to grab and hold onto as life stormed on. This is a story about a journey that was very significant, a revelation of deeply personal experiences, one of personal growth and maturation.