Seattle Boat Virtual Show 2021: Cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska with Wendy Hinman

Learn the ins and outs of Cruising the Inside Passage through British Columbia to Alaska with Wendy Hinman at the Seattle Virtual Boat Show.

Wendy Hinman will share highlights cruising to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back. These remote cruising grounds feature natural phenomena like glaciers, waterfalls, and hot springs; as well as wildlife including whales, bears, otters and more; and a native culture like no other. Get a taste for the possibilities and how to make the most of the time you have.

This talk will include valuable tips for trip planning, resources available, and potential pitfalls to help you prepare.

Sunday, January 31, 2021 11am-12pm.

Show begins Thursday, January 28, 2021 and runs through Sunday January 31.. Don’t miss it! For more information, visit:

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Book Event: Take a Virtual Vacation While Supporting Ventura County Library

Take a virtual vacation with adventurer, speaker, and award-winning author WENDY HINMAN

Tightwads on the Loose is a popular travel adventure book about the 7-year, 34,000-mile voyage she took with her husband aboard a small, violently rocking sailboat where she alternated between feats worthy of Wonder Woman and Suzy Homemaker. It’s full of humor and armchair thrills.

Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire tells the story of her husband’s nearly disastrous voyage around the world as a boy, during which he was shipwrecked at the age of 14. Together with his family, they salvaged and rebuilt their boat (once they were rescued) and completed their journey around the globe despite formidable obstacles including wild weather, threats from pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, a broken rig, scurvy and starvation in a journey that tested them to their limits. Sea Trials has been named a Kirkus best book and has earned glowing reviews in the national press.

Wendy will share sea stories from these adventures and tidbits about how she crafted these sea stories into award-winning books. This Zoom event promises to be an afternoon of entertaining travel yarns.

Thursday, March 4, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Listen to the announcement: Enjoy a Virtual Vacation with Author Wendy Hinman March 4th

Virtually presented by the Ventura County Library Foundation, dedicated to providing literacy and online access to all Ventura County residents. We are a 501(c)3, Tax ID# 46-2770894.

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Merry Christmas!

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In search of gift ideas?

Looking for that perfect gift for someone who has everything?

A great gift for her.
A great gift for him.
A great indulgence for yourself!

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Happy Holidays!

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Giving thanks …

For all the books that shaped me.
For all the authors who wrote those books.
For the mentors who helped me develop my craft.
For readers whose kind comments keep me writing.

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A lovely review in the Marianas Variety, Micronesia’s leading newspaper

Book Review of Tightwads on the Loose in Mariana’s Variety, Micronesia’s largest newspaper: “I love an author who looks outward to notice the waterfalls and dance festivals, but at the same time looks inward to describe the personal transformation taking place, taking note of the way they both impact and are impacted by the people and places they experience. The book is a joy to read. I cannot wait to start her second book, “Sea Trials.” Enjoy “Tightwads on the Loose.” You will thank me. A whale of a tale!

Read the full review here:
Book Review of Tightwads on the Loose in Mariana’s Variety, Micronesia’s largest newspaper

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Seasons Greetings!

As cold days send you indoors, may the blessings of the season be yours. Time with loved ones and time lingering over a good book.

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Welcome to fall reading season!

The best part of the shorter, cooler days is the idea of curling up with a good book.

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A Glimpse Of Our Boat Building Project

In keeping with the idea to build locally, sail globally …

Here’s a link to a quick video tour of our boat project. Keep in mind that, since we make progress every day, it has changed since this was recorded.

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