Download e-book for kindle: Call Me Captain: A Memoir of a Woman at Sea (Latitude 20 by Susan Scott

By Susan Scott

ISBN-10: 0824839811

ISBN-13: 9780824839819

author and marine biologist Susan Scott had an enviable existence—a domestic in Hawai`i, a prized 37-foot sailboat and fascinating foreign adventures, all shared together with her healthcare professional husband Craig in a wedding so intimate they referred to as it the “Twinship.” but, while her menopausal hormones raged and Craig grew preoccupied with Ironman triathlon education, this excellent lifestyles ended. as soon as blessed with overall healthiness, love, humor, and sharing, the Twinship exploded with fights, silence, accusations, and failed counseling.

Shell-shocked, Susan sought solace within the something that often gave her pleasure: marine flora and fauna. She overhauled the couple’s ignored boat and, with a male good friend approximately part her age, sailed away. other than it wasn’t that straightforward; Susan had consistently depended on Craig to make the crusing judgements and Alex, her younger first mate, was once a crusing amateur. name Me Captain follows Susan as she leaves every little thing behind—or attempts to— and sails to impressive yet remoted Palmyra Atoll to paintings as a volunteer biologist. Susan is helping rescue child sea turtles, bands seabirds, and corrals ten-pound coconut crabs that seem like Godzillas with knife-blade claws. She determinedly maintenance her sailboat, skippers it via terrifying storms, and to her shock, reveals she and Craig are falling in love another time. This time the 2 rediscover each other through satellite tv for pc phone—Susan calling from her tiny floating speck in the midst of the Pacific Ocean to Craig in his health facility emergency room on Oahu.

Susan writes with ardour approximately swimming with manta rays, kayaking with sharks, and crusing with whales and dolphins. In these passages, she exhibits methods those excellent animals guided her during the trip of an entire life. Her memoir of self-discovery is a romance, a rousing sea story, and a private account of nature’s strength to place existence in perspective.

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