on the Water: Logbooks and Journals
the Water is meant to collect the accounts I've kept of living
in the Cook Islands,
in the South Pacific, in 1991, and the voyages I made with the
Whimsey, a wooden sailboat I built in 2003 so I could sail around
the Strait of Georgia. I kept an account of tide and points of
sail, as well as what it was like to sail when I knew so little
about living in that way. I sailed off Vancouver for three summers
and these logbooks find a place here.
in the summer of 2004, I canoed down the St John River in New
Brunswick and kept a record of what it was like on the river and
who I met along the trip.
along with me as I discovered, by times slowly and always with
delight, what a life on the water entailed.