Customer comments on this Youngstown Ohio Book
An Enjoyable Book
This is an amusing and enjoyable book. My husband and I are planning to cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway, and I found this book to be full of useful information about the Erie Canal and the Waterway, and about living aboard a 30-foot boat for a year while cruising south. The book puts you there just as if you were actually having the experience. I highly recommend it to anyone who dreams of such a trip.
A quick year
The book gives a quick overview of a long journey. It's an easy read, but the details are thin for anyone looking to make this journey. "Honey, Let's Get A Boat" provides better information and detail than "Our Year". Most of the pictures and maps appear to be borrowed from cruising guides. It does give some highlights, that are extracted from newsletters the author wrote - which is the impression I got while reading it - a compendium of personal newsletters to friends, rather than for someone looking to make this journey.
Captures the Essence
What I like about this book is that it captures the real sights and smells of traveling the Atlantic Intracoastal. I believe that this must be what it's really like to live on a 30-foot boat for a year cruising up and down the East coast of the US. The author's descriptions put you right in the picture, and his sense of humor will make you chuckle. There is also a lot of useful information in this book. Anyone who dreams of doing anything like this some day will get a lot of enjoyment from this book.