Is the Davit Supposed to Fall Off?
A First Time Sailor in a Wild New Zealand Sea
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|Format: ||Paperback / softback, 188 pages|
|Other Information: ||black & white illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 14 September 2015|
If a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor, then Nikki is in luck. The sea is in turmoil, the wind is on the nose, and the yacht is bouncing around like a bath toy. Nikki and her husband Phil, need to bring their old yacht from New Zealand to Australia. But first they have to negotiate New Zealand's rugged East Coast from Napier to Cape Reinga. It's a trip designed to test the most experienced sailor, and Nikki doesn't know a boom from a jib. Phil has to plot the course, steer the ship, and trim the sails, while Nikki begins the sailing trip of a lifetime more bilious than a rabbit on a roller coaster, and more like cargo than crew. Phil is great at smoothing over problems, and fixing everything from tangled ropes to broken fan belts, but even he can't fix the weather, and a cyclone threatens. Getting to Australia is looking unlikely when even getting from one town to another is a challenge.
About the Author
Nikki is the 55-year-old mother of six sons and grandmother of six. A few years ago, she was a well-paid manager for a national childcare organization in New Zealand and managed up to 120 people. After living for two years with no fixed income, no fixed address and less than the minimum wage, she has settled down on two acres in Brisbane. Nikki describes herself as an explorer and a wonder aficionado. She has taught workshops on topics that range from getting organized, to digital scrapbooking, to writing for the media. She has promoted and managed a range of community events from Children's Day activities to a week of family events. Nikki has a diploma in Freelance Journalism, and a diploma in Internet Marketing and E-Commerce. She has written several books on house sitting and was a part time Public Affairs and Media Specialist for almost 20 years during which time she had many articles published in magazines and newspapers.
Nikki Ah Wong|
22.9 x 15.2 x 1 centimetres (0.26 kg)|
15+ years |