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    • 978-1-03-911451-7
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    • 978-1-03-911449-4
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 150 pages
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    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 150 pages
  • Keywords
    • Adventure travel,
    • High seas adventure,
    • Ocean navigation,
    • Sail boat,
    • Sailing the Pacific Ocean,
    • South Pacific islands,
    • liveaboard offshore sailing

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Sailing Bear Cub
While Navigating the Ebb & Flow of Life
by Paula C. Vickery

Using offshore sailing as an analogy to sailing ones’ own life, the author reflects back on her life-long affiliation with water and boats and how they are intertwined with relationships in her life. From one woman’s perspective, this memoir describes how a family built a sailboat, cut society’s comfort cord and began a five-year sailing adventure to the South Pacific. This memoir is an excellent read for sailing “doers, doners, and dreamers”. It is full of adventure, and humor. The author was able to glean an awareness and insight into many cultures in Oceania and shares descriptive experiences with people she encountered. It is a glimpse of off the beaten track places. The author describes an extraordinary life that most people can’t even fathom, as well as lessons she learned and how she coped while the winds of life were filling her sails.

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Paula Vickery’s five-year sailing experience on a 33-foot steel ketch to the South Pacific was her inspiration in writing her memoir Sailing Bear Cub. She has published two articles in the sailing magazine Latitude 38. She had a 45-year psychiatric/mental health nursing career and co-authored an article on Lithium in the Canadian Nurse magazine. She obtained a Master’s in Nursing in 2003 and worked in private practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with prescriptive authority (APRN-Rx) until her retirement in 2015. She is an avid Polynesian Outrigger canoe paddler and enjoys traveling, watercolor painting, Yoga, Zumba, and all things creative. She lives in Hilo, Hawaii with her husband.


Paula C. Vickery

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