Green Ghost, Blue Ocean is a travel memoir about a 40,000 nautical mile adventure that spans seventeen years. Early in their careers, Jennifer and her husband Nik come to realize that the rewards in the corporate world will always be the same – more money to buy more things, but never time off for self-discovery. When they begin to imagine a life outside the norm, they seize on the idea of long-distance sailing as the perfect way to journey down a road less travelled.
Green Ghost, Blue Ocean is a story about taking time and taking a risk, about unwittingly losing your identity while simultaneously redefining yourself in ways never imagined. It is a story about the importance of starting and the acceptance of an imperfect plan. It is a tale of the triumph of conviction: if you believe that you’ll figure it out when you get there, it’s amazing how far you can go.
What readers are saying about
Green Ghost, Blue Ocean
“A well-written account of a voyage around the globe… With honesty, insight and humour, Jennifer M. Smith’s evocative narrative succeeds in capturing the hopes, fears, and hassles of a vagabond sailor’s life as well as the beauty of nature and thrills this unusual lifestyle features. ”
Wendy Hinman, Author of two award-winning books, Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven-year Pacific Odyssey and Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire.