“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Blog-Based Cruising Book Exchange


As we continue to get rid of stuff and hoping for our house to be under agreement by the time the boat goes back in the water in April, we came across a few items we weren’t sure how to handle.  As part of our prep to head out cruising we have been buying and reading lots of nautical themed books.  Some will make good reference but others aren’t worth keeping around once you read them.  So instead of donating these books with the rest to Good Will, we decided to offer them to other wannabe cruisers.


So if you see a title you like, leave a comment asking for that book and we will mail it to you. I can’t say we loved all of them but they did tell us something about the lifestyle we want to live.

Fair winds,


12 thoughts on “Blog-Based Cruising Book Exchange

  1. Jess, excellent idea. I wish I had thought of that. We have read most of those, but would be interested in the book “A Sail of Two Idiots” if it is still available. Shoot us an email and I will give you our address. Thanks. We enjoy your blog and hope to see you guys ‘out there’ in the near future.

  2. A Sail of Two Idiots sounds good to me if you still have it … thanks!

  3. I’d like the Cruising life if still around! I am in Mass as well, Fairhaven to be exact so not sure what would be easiest…

    • Hi,

      That book is still available. If you want to email me your address I can drop it in the mail. Or if you are ever in the Hingham or Boston area we can meet up.

      Thanks for reading our blog.

      Fair winds,


      • OK, so do to a screw up by, well me, Cruising Life was off the list. My Bride hasn’t read that one yet. So Harts at Sea has gone out instead.

        And Greg, your book was returned because I didn’t put on enough stamps. Went out fresh this morning with enough postage. Sorry for the delay.

        Hope you guys enjoy the books.

        There are still more books available.


  4. Not having sailed before (except on a Carnival cruise ship) if possible, I’d love the “everything sailing book” to study.
    Thanks in advance if it’s still around
    David Lester
    Calabogie canada

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