For three years the author hitch-hiked on small sailboats. Her adventures began with a personals ad in Seattle WA. Her sailing journey started on the Cheseapeake Bay and ended up on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. All sailors have sea stories told over and over again in the cabins of yachts, in beach bars and on beach walks. Phyllis Ray tells some good ones. Moreover,the author is an artist. The 18 stories are illustrated with original watercolors by the author/artist.