"Honey, Let's Get a Boat..." A Cruising Adventure of America's Great Loop Have you ever wanted to chuck it all ?? bills, meetings, deadlines, traffic ?? and try a more rewarding lifestyle? Ron and Eva Stob had the courage to do just that. The Stob's entertaining and honest account of (their) remarkable trip will leave you laughing, doubting, cheering ?? and perhaps inspire"Honey, Let's Get a Boat..." A Cruising Adventure of America's Great Loop Have you ever wanted to chuck it all ?? bills, meetings, deadlines, traffic ?? and try a more rewarding lifestyle? Ron and Eva Stob had the courage to do just that. The Stob's entertaining and honest account of (their) remarkable trip will leave you laughing, doubting, cheering ?? and perhaps inspired to try such a journey yourself. It's the story of a couple who took a year's leave from the regular world and cruised...a total of 6,300 miles and 145 locks. What sets this book apart is their "potpourri of information" at the end. Which includes everything from their itinerary to a cost analysis and a list of valuable resources. Here's the perfect gift book for your friends who always wanted to get a boat. Ron and Eva Stob write honestly and humorously of their nautical ineptitude and the long tail they take to be becoming able boaters. Their story is filled with vital travel information, touching and often funny anecdotes, and insightful observations of the brave new cruising masterfully written tale that every first-time cruiser would appreciate. It's the pulling-no-punches sentiments that make Honey, Let's Get a Boat...such a good read ad a wealth of information....
|Title||:||Honey, Let's Get a Boat... A Cruising Adventure of America's Great Loop|
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Honey, Let's Get a Boat... A Cruising Adventure of America's Great Loop Reviews
I came across a description of this book online and thought it would be enjoyable, so I purchased it. It was very interesting, about a married couples journal of a boat trip, doing the " Great Loop." I would love to do this cruise, but reading the book will be as close as I will ever get.The book was interesting and not technical, no charts, graphs, or latitudes. A travel-log, what we did , how we did it and where we went. A nice light refreshing book.
First, without any qualifications or reservations, this is an excellent book in the genre of real-life travel. Think books like: The Dove, A Walk in the Woods, Travels with Charley. So if you enjoy real-life travel books that are typically written in the first person as with a journal of a trip, then you will definitely enjoy this book.But for a subset of readers this book has been inspirational and has spawned a sub-culture of boaters that have become known as loopers. Interest in this book and the trip that the author's took was so high that the author's subsequently formed an association http://www.greatloop.org/ for people who were interested in traveling "the loop". Interest continued to build and now there are twice a year, spring and fall, meetings of loopers. The Stobs were not the first people to make the loop, but their well written book clearly struck a chord with many people. The magic of this book seems to be with people who are approaching a point in their life where they have the time and resources to have their own adventure, or at least to dream of their own adventure, while following the path first described in this book.
My husband is very interested in cruising The Great Loop, so we both read this iconic book to see what to expect. The book is interesting and recounts the Stob's year long odyssey describing ports and towns visited, problems encountered, scary moments and fun times. The appendix is filled with tons of pertinent information such as planning your itinerary, recommended guidebooks, where to take boater education classes, budgets, choosing and outfitting a boat etc. We are still researching whether we will attempt the loop, but this is the perfect first book to read on the subject of looping.
Great book! Well written and their story is interesting. It was interesting to learn about the great loop journey as well as the unique aspects of each place (i.e., culture, geology, etc.). Good read.
I loved this book!!! It's my dream dome day to buy a boat with Trent and Marilyn and do this trip together. What fun times ahead!!!!!
Read this because my sister and her husband are about to follow in the authors' path, taking a boat around the great loop. Learned a lot!