Jeanne Tew was born and lived for many years in Columbus, Mississippi. She has been an English teacher, banker, and freelance writer, with several published magazine articles and short stories to her credit. In 1997, she and husband Ron moved aboard their sailboat, cruising for four years in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Caribbean. They now live in Pensacola, Florida, with their poodle Max, where both pursue writing interests.
ME (and Cap't Ron)and the Sea: In 1997, never having set foot on a sailboat, I cast off with a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie who filled my head with alluring promises of romance and adventure. He failed to mention midnight to three a.m. solo watches, squalls, numerous trips to the top of the mast, non-functioning autopilots, and other inconveniences that threw a kink in paradise. Somehow we survived those years together, on two different boats, neither having more than five hundred square feet of constantly moving living space. This is my story of those years--the four months I spent on my glorious yacht and the forty-four I spent on his damn boat--so put your clock on island time, kick back with a rum punch (or two), and come aboard.