Guide and Companion to the Great Circle Waterway Including To the Mexican Border
"Around the Circle in 80 Days"
by Peggy and George Yonge
More narrative plus advice. Includes the waterways from Port Isabel TX to Mobile AL. "This book chronicles the living of a boyhood dream," writes George Yonge, "a lifelong love affair and fascination with water, kindled as a lad fishing for crawdads on Cedar Creek in West Texas and blossoming as I cruised the oceans of the world."
Yonge, a former English teacher at Hardin-Simmons University, and his wife, Peggy, an ex-math teacher, set off on a 6,000-mile adventure in their 28-foot powerboat, "SPRAY." When they launched at Port Isabel, however, they had no plans to travel 6,000 miles by water.
"Later, we'll learn of an extended route on the waterways of the United States known as the Great Circle," writes Yonge, "but our plans at this time are just to head northeast up wide-open spaces of Laguna Madre and see where we wind up."
How about Florida? Then Virginia? Then Canada? Then Chicago? Then back down to Mobile?
The narrative records this adventure of a lifetime - the places seen, friends made, history revisited, and personal thoughts and memories harbored along the way. Paperback, 5" x 8", 378 pgs. Pub 2004