The Sailing Adventures of La Boatique: From Lake Erie to New Zealand

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La Boatique Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 248 pages
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The Sailing Adventures of La Boatique: From Lake Erie to New Zealand is a travel and adventure book about living a dream. In July of 1998 Peter and Susan Wagner sailed a 41-foot ketch named La Boatique away from their dock in Port Clinton, Ohio. In 2002 they ended their journey in Opua, New Zealand. Along the way they discovered the excitement of ocean cruising, the thrill of landing huge fish, and the spectacle of exotic tropical islands. They overcame storms at sea, equipment malfunctions, and threatening illnesses. In the book, The Sailing Adventures of La Boatique, Susan recounts their cruising experiences during their four-year voyage. Susan and Peter demonstrate how they lived a low budget yet comfortable lifestyle aboard La Boatique. After sailing halfway around the world, they discovered that there is no place like their home waters of Lake Erie. The Sailing Adventures of La Boatique: From Lake Erie to New Zealand is 288 pages and includes 32 pages of color photographs. The book is for those who dream of sailing in the tropics.

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About the author (2002)

Susan Foote was born in 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent her summer weekends at Heidelberg Beach Resort along the shoreline of Lake Erie where she dreamed of someday sailing away on a far off voyage. She often went for short journeys on Lake Erie on a Hobie Cat with her sister, Carol. Peter Wagner lived on his boat in Port Clinton, Ohio. He had dreams of tropical islands. He needed more than just the perfect cruising boat and his dreams. He needed a partner. He needed a person with passion for adventure. Susan was that person. Peter and Susan were married in 1997 and in 1998 together they set sail on their journey from Lake Erie to New Zealand. Susan has an Associate's Degree from Firelands College, Huron, Ohio, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bowling Green State University. For 20 years from 1978 until 1998 Susan worked for NCR Corporation providing software support services to banks. During this time she lived near Toledo, Ohio.

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