This is the story of how a suburban housewife turned her back on the suburbs to become a (reluctant) cruising yachtie. She loved the lifestyle but wasn't particularly enamoured with the sailing, mal der mer being her constant companion . However, over time and a few different yachts she came to enjoy the whole scene and even overcame the seasickness. When they decided to sail into South East Asia, friends and relatives all asked "... but what about the pirates?" This book is her answer to all of them and to those who decide to follow in their footsteps.