Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey




      Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey
Everyone dreams of tropical escape But what happens when you escape for too long Imagine spending 24 hours a day with your spouse in 31 not so square feet for years crossing the Pacific Ocean on two gallons of fuel and tossing spaghetti marinara around your living room, then cleaning it up while bouncing like ice in a martini shaker Tightwads on the Loose tells the story of Wendy and Garth, lured to sea by the promise of adventure They buy a 31 foot boat that fits their budget better than it fits Garth s large frame and set sail for an open ended voyage, never imagining they d be gone seven years, or cover 34,000 miles at the pace of a fast walk They live without most necessities and learn that teamwork and a sense of humor matter most as they face endless character building opportunities They make a long anticipated visit to the island where Garth had been shipwrecked as a teenager, only to find it had become a penal colony An electronic catastrophe in the Solomon Islands leaves them without navigation equipment, which forces them to trade their free wheeling lifestyle for one that seems straight out of a 60s sitcom jobs at a U.S Army base in the Marshall Islands In Asia, they dodge typhoons and ships that threaten to turn their home into kindling Finally they endure a grueling 49 day nonstop ocean crossing None of this prepares them for their arrival home to a post 9 11 America which leaves them wondering what had changed , them or the world Tightwads on the Loose offers a fun read to the armchair adventurer or anyone afflicted with wanderlust. Free Read Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey [ Author ] Wendy Hinman [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

Wendy Hinman has an insatiable curiosity and a natural inclination to share her discoveries She loves stories telling them, writing them, reading them and editing them And she has plenty of engaging stories to tell, some serious, some not so serious.After years trotting the globe for business and vacation travel, she instigated a waterborne adventure, sailing 34,000 miles over seven years with her husband on a 31 foot boat She even managed to return sane or so she thinks , still married and innocent of plotting murder Along the way, she shared many of their mis adventures online and in magazines Yet many still remained untold Her book, Tightwads on the Loose A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey, details her seven year adventure afloat.http wendyhinman.com I d love to hear your questions p.s and if you are part of a book group, know that I am always happy to talk with book groups by phone or Skype

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 388 pages
  • Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey
  • Wendy Hinman
  • English
  • 12 April 2017

10 thoughts on “ Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey

  1. John says:

    Excellent read As an exsailor and a citizen of the Puget Sound area, the story really hit home Wish I was there

  2. Debra Daniels-zeller says:

    This is the story of Wendy and Garth who lived their dream life on a sailing adventure that lasted 7 years I loved this story because Wendy and Garth planned for this voyage, saved their paychecks, quit their 9 to 5 jobs and made it happen They escaped Ran away, so to speak, and they lived on about 33 dollars a day This book is both funny and exciting The narrative perks along with lots of humor I laughed when they had to get jobs on an Army base for 2 years when their e...

  3. Joel says:

    This was a really cool and approachable story about a very looooooong sailing trip It was particularly entertaining for me for having a chance to briefly meet the author while in the company of a couple people she mentions in the bookIt felt in many parts like almost being there that was generally a good thing but for some sections it was probably better to just read about it knowing that in the end the uncertain things turned out ok Very fast beach read tha...

  4. Anne says:

    Hinman and her husband spent 7 years on a 31 foot sailboat that held only a few gallons of gas for back up and 45 gallons of water With only a little money, they sailed the Pacific But this true story shows that you can t survive on just a dream Years of preparation and training went into the voyage, and there were plenty of disasters along the way, including a ...

  5. Kelsye Nelson says:

    m addicted to first person accounts of sailing around the world I ll read anything I can find about the cruising life Tightwads is one of the best I ve found Not only does the book offer a clear, exhilarating recounting of life at sea, but the writing is skilled, the characters have depth, and the structure includes well crafted plot and conflict that is often mis...

  6. Tim says:

    I just finished Tightwads on the Loose and loved it I ve read a LOT of sailing books, and it was definitely one of my favorites Wendy s honesty, grit, and understatement were refreshing, as was her focus on simplicity The book is very helpful encouragement for anyone tryi...

  7. Anne says:

    This book is a better than average travel book, in my opinion The author writes well, and has a way with phrases that catches the imagination Good mix of topics, ranging from technical details to what was going on in her head at the time.

  8. Deborah Bach says:

    One of my favorite cruising memoirs, about an intrepid couple and their journey from Seattle to Japan and back Wendy s writing is lively, vivid and engaging Highly recommend

  9. Catherine says:

    I ve never sailed and have only been on a motorized boat a few times, and only once overnight I always feel claustrophobic and bored So many people love sailing and I have thought there must be something I m missing I love the wonder and peacefulness of backpacking and being lost in the wilderness I thought that a book about a real boating adventure would give me a connection to sailing Unfortunately, no I could relate to some of the experiences but it sure seems like a lot of work for the I ve never sailed and have only been on a motorized boat a f...

  10. LL says:

    What a trip There was so much to like in this book well written and lots of details about boats and the people that go blue water sailing The descriptions of islands, native people s lifes and the history of those places along with WW II history is very ...

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