Damn the Torpedoes!: And More Tales of Liveaboard Life
Catherine Dook, one of the west coast's most entertaining writers, is back with a second collection of stories about liveaboard life. Nicknamed "the Dooks of Hazard" by their neighbours along the wharves, Catherine and her husband, John, have called the 44-foot sailboat, Inuksuk, home for four years now - and life isn't getting any calmer. One trip, the Dooks unwittingly sailed through a torpedo-testing range; later, their propeller shaft came apart as they approached a new wharf. Catherine gives more detail on the lives of her fellow dock dwellers, including Older-Than-Dirt Don, Ed the Bald and Stafford the Respectable, and gleefully describes the local pastimes such as interpreting the bird droppings on the decks.Just as warm and witty as her first collection of stories, "Darling Call the Coast Guard, We're on Fire Again!", Catherine's new volume is a welcome addition to any nautical bookshelf.
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