Adventure with the author as he sails from Koror, Palau among the Micronesian islands to Darwin, Australia on the north coast of the continent. Along the way visit one of the most remote and pristine islands in the Pacific Ocean, meet its two inhabitants (and a few visitors), then continue to sail through pirate infested waters of Indonesia without legal papers. Experience the sea at night, sitting alone on deck, riding the waves and savoring stars. Enjoy the adventure of a first time sailing voyage. More importantly explore the relationship between a father and son, and the long lasting bonds that extend beyond death. Experience the fulfillment of a long held dream, explore a different culture and its people, muse about the twists and turns of life, reflect on the value of family and friends, marvel at the vast creation all around us. Enjoy the voyage, and be encouraged to fulfill your own dreams.
Cassie Graves and Rex Hayes are two teenagers, friends, growing up on adjacent ranches near the Central Texas town of High Point. They and their friends who live on other ranches in the area are tied together through their mutual quest to grow up and have happy successful lives. They laugh together, cry together and help each other in times of need. They have all of the electronic devices and conveniences that city kids have but...they don't need them to be amazing teenagers. They have all learned the hard work and creativity that make them who they are...the future of all that is great about High Point.
Roger takes on a job as a deckhand on Bart and Janet's yacht. They are busy professionals who want to take a break from the business world and patch up their relationship. Crewing for a couple of lovebirds as they sail the Caribbean seems like an easy gig, but when problems develop between the couple, and Janet decides that Roger might save her vacation, it all gets tricky and erotic.
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