Download PDF by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert: Waterways: Sailing the Southeastern Coast

By Jennifer Frick-Ruppert

When Jennifer Frick-Ruppert and her husband set sail for the 1st time of their newly bought 37-foot sailboat, they have been hoping to go away chillier climes at the back of, study whatever approximately crusing, and escape from the day-by-day grind. What they didn’t anticipate was once that nature might develop into a accomplice of their trip, a prime personality of their tale, and never easily a backdrop for his or her adventure.

In Waterways, Frick-Ruppert sails Velella—named after a jellyfish with a sail—down the southeastern coast of the U.S., from Charleston, South Carolina, to Palm seashore, Florida, and around the Gulf circulation to the Bahamas. Aboard send, we're taken into a fascinating global of coastal animals that few ever adventure. From the sparkling decks, Frick-Ruppert indicates us the wriggling spines of sand funds, fiddler crabs making their mechanical noises, and bioluminescent flashes of plankton within the Gulf circulation. She leads us into brackish estuaries and the blue open ocean, explaining with the perception of a biologist and the grace of a thinker the great wildlife unfolding ahead of Velella’s prow.

Combining insights from ecology and crusing, Frick-Ruppert blends trip narrative and nature writing to thrill and teach. She invitations us to meditate together with her at the dating among ourselves and the environment. greater than only a memoir of studying to sail, Waterways is a e-book in regards to the relationships among people and nature, land and sea, studying to sail and studying to see.

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