The Hynes Honeymoon!

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Cruising Guides You Need

10 March 2010
Author: Seth
Picture: They say a journey starts with a single step. Our first step was buying Jimmy Cornell's book on cruising routes shown above. Read below for a complete reading list...

Today I received the nicest email from a fellow sailor named Hamish. With his permission I have posted his email below and answered his question regarding the best cruising books for the Caribbean and South Pacific, which I have included for those that might also be interested. We wish Hamish and his wife Sally the best of luck for a safe a fantastic journey! We're thankful for his email and blog - we'll be watching every step! Enjoy:

From: Hamish
Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:22:05 AM
Subject: RE: Trip

Hi Seth,

I have been meaning to write for ages, but every time I think of a question, I recall that I have read the answer somewhere in your blog. Katherine introduced us to your blog around August last year and it has been wonderful following your adventures but we do hold you 100% responsible for what we are about to do.

My wife, Sally, ... sent me the link to your blog with the comment "have a look at this, it is amazing, I would do it in a heartbeat." After having a read myself, I said 'Ok then, lets do it' and the rest shall we say is history!

... We will probably follow a very similar route to yours from Panama, but we have to get across the Atlantic first! As I said, your blog has been great and most questions have been covered. I do hope you don't mind me asking a few more and probably even bouncing some ideas off you as we get further into our planning... [Can you recommend any pilot/cruising/passage books for the Pacific and the Caribbean?]

As you will appreciate we have a lot to do, but we have given ourselves a little more time than you guys! Congratulations on a successful trip and hope to chat further in the future.

Kind regards

ps. We have taken your advice and started a blog. You may note that the layout is quite similar, sorry for that, but why reinvent the wheel!


General HOW TOs:
The Most Important Book: Jimmy Cornell on Route Planning
Best book on boat repairs, maintenance by Nigel Calder
Great general book on Cruising by Beth Leonard

Caribbean Cruising Guides
Bruce Van Sant on Cruising Routes and Life in the Caribbean
Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands
Cruising Guide to the Windward Islands
Cruising the British Virgin Islands

Panama Cruising Guide:
The one and only Panama Guide

South Pacific Cruising Guides (or lack there of)
The best South Pacific Guide (anchorages only)
South Pacific tourism info, restaurants, hikes, etc

Australia Cruising Guides
Cruising the Coral Coast (avail in Aus)
Beacon Guide to the Queensland Coast (Avail in Aus)
Cruising New South Wales (Avail in Aus)

MISC Cruising Books / Favorite Reads
Excellent & Small Reef Fish Identification book
My favorite book of the Journey, The River of Doubt!
A great South Pacific Novel, and another one from the same author

Complete Wastes of Money
Complete waste of money, do not buy this book
Although a great concept, this book was out dated, do not buy

Sailors, anything I missed? Please comment!
Vessel Name: Honeymoon
Vessel Make/Model: 2004 Lagoon 380, Hull 279, Owner's Version
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
Crew: Seth & Elizabeth Hynes
Seth & Elizabeth met in 2004 and have long since agreed that they did not want to live "the typical life. [...]
OUR EXPERIENCE: Seth is a lifelong sailor with over 25 years of boating experience. His family taught him to sail via ASA instruction and through many weekend trips on their family boat, a Benateau 35, sailed on Lake St. Clair, Michigan. He then moved to San Francisco where he raced with two [...]
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