Atlantic Children

Part 1

by Juliet Dearlove



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/25/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781449085575

About the Book

The idea of going sailing for a year wasn't even a dream. We were just an ordinary couple with two young children, and there were so many reasons why it couldn't happen. But a series of events over the course of a few months changed our thinking, and soon we were selling and packing our belongings, in preparation for a 12,000 mile journey from Italy home to England, via the Caribbean.

"Atlantic Children” is the story of how we left behind our family, friends, house and careers, exchanging them for a nomadic existence without the structure of work and school. We experienced the joy, drama and misery of sailing, the great outdoors in all weather conditions, extraordinary “off the beaten track” places, and many wonders of the natural marine world. Most of all, the book is about our family unit, the friends we made, how we coped and how we changed.

The story is divided into two parts. The first book tracks the journey through the Mediterranean, to the Canary Islands and across the Atlantic.

About the Author

Juliet Dearlove qualified as a solicitor in 1993, and worked as an in-house lawyer in the City for 12 years before abandoning her career to go travelling with her husband and young children. Married to Charles since 1995, an engineer who runs his own renewable energy business, the family home is in Suffolk.

Other interests include photography, reading, running, skiing, walking, music, keeping chickens, gardening, cooking and entertaining.

Keoma has been replaced by a Sigma 36, a sailing boat more suited to the beautiful (but shallow) rivers and anchorages of East Anglia.