Reading material

Sat 6 Feb 2010 16:03
I have spent the last 24 hours tearing my hair out trying to get our
Iridium satellite phone to make a data call, without which we won't be
able to get email; and without email to keep Breakaway running, all
our plans start to crumble. It does fine with voice calls, but for
some reason produces a error message when attempting a data call. We
haven't exhausted all possible fixes. Ed and Drew at Mailasail have
been very helpful in troubleshooting it. There is still hope. But it
has been very frustrating.

Anyway, here's a list of some of the books we'll have on board. I'm
sure more will be added, including the girls' school books, before we

--Field guides and other reference books--
The Audubon Society Master Guide to Birding, Vols. 1 and 2
Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop
Peterson’s Field Guide to Coral Reefs
The Audubon Field Guide to North American Seashells
Sport Fish of Florida, by Vic Dunaway
The Shark Watcher’s Handbook
Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life (Florida, Bahamas,Caribbean), by Paul
Humann and Ned DeLoach
Medicine for the Outdoors, by Paul Auerbach, M.D.
Knots and Splices, by Jeff Toghill

---Nautical charts and cruising guides--
Explorer Chartbook – Exumas and Ragged Islands, 5th edition
Explorer Chartbook – Near Bahamas, 5th edition
The Exumas Guide, by Stephen J. Pavlidis
The Bahamas Cruising Guide, by Matthew Wilson
Cruising Guide to the Florda Keys, by Frank Pappy (in case we can’t
cross right away)
Florida’s East Coast (Embassy Guides)
The Gentleman’s Guide to Passages South, by Bruce Van Sant

--General reading (some of these will be used for trading along the way)--
Flotsam and Jetsam, by Robb White
Small Boats on Green Waters, by Brian Anderson
The Journals of Constant Waterman, by Matthew Goldman
Beautiful Swimmers, by William Warner
Most of the Lord Peter Wimsey novels by Dorothy Sayers
Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift
The Two Towers, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer

--(For family read-alouds at night)--
Peter Duck, by Arthur Ransome
Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
Watership Down, by Richard Adams