Sea Over Bow: A North Atlantic Crossing by Linda KenyonSea Over Bow: A North Atlantic Crossing by Linda Kenyon

Sea Over Bow: A North Atlantic Crossing

byLinda Kenyon

Paperback | October 15, 2018

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After her marriage of 25 years ended badly, Linda Kenyon was determined to never put herself in the way of a broken heart again. But then she met an extraordinary man, and in an act of great courage -- or foolishness -- decided to sell everything she owned and sail across the ocean with him. Sea Over Bow: Crossing the North Atlantic is the account of that journey. It takes readers to the middle of the ocean, a place most people have only imagined. It describes the trail of sparkling blue-green light that traces their path across the water at night. Curious dolphins who frolic around the boat. The rising sun that shines through the yellow and green stripes of the spinnaker and bathes the cockpit in soft warm light. Throwing up in a pail. Dinty Moore stew straight from the can when the sea is too rough to even attempt a meal on the gimbal stove. Hurricane force winds and safe harbours. Along with the challenges of nature is also the time to think, and dream, and make sense of life. Sea Over Bow is ultimately a love story, the story of falling in love with a man, and of falling in love with the simple life on board a small craft in a large ocean, surrounded by the beauties of the natural world.
Linda Kenyon is a writer of short fiction and creative non-fiction. She lives full-time on a 43-foot sailboat with her second husband Chris, an accomplished sailer. Stories about her sailing adventures have appeared in Grand Magazine and she has had several short stories published in Canadian literary journals. She has published two fl...
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Title:Sea Over Bow: A North Atlantic CrossingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:October 15, 2018Publisher:Signature EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1773240404

ISBN - 13:9781773240404

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prepare to be swept along with Sea Over Bow! I'm no sailor, but I felt like I was a stowaway on Linda Kenyon's passage through the storms of the North Atlantic, and through the tempest of her past. Alone on the night watch, with no moorings or landforms, it turns out to be all too easy for her to lose her bearings and let her mind flood with painful memories and self-doubt. The narrative flows from one timeline to another, through multiple generations of women attempting to navigate the shoals of their lives. As well, maternal warnings float up, on ancient waves of fear and vulnerability. Yet, in the present, in the context of her new relationship, Kenyon is awash in the delights of shipboard terminology, food, sea light and wildlife--and the terrors of "proper North Atlantic gales." This tumultuous immersion in the senses transforms her from passenger in life to sailor: a woman able to adapt, to take risks, to acknowledge her own bravery, and, above all, to find and celebrate the joy of the moment. In the end, she may have buried her past at sea and have her future in sight on the horizon, but I am left becalmed, wanting to know what happened when they sailed the boat back. It seems I'll have to wait for the sequel...
Date published: 2018-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this! Don’t think rollicking adventure story, though Sea Over Bow is certainly that. Think Wild or Eat, Pray, Love on the high seas. The middle of the ocean, as Kenyon finds out, is a great place to take stock of your life, to think about what really matters. “Most people settle for too little,” she says. “Don’t."
Date published: 2018-11-13