Be introduced to a new anti-hero. Meade Breeze lives on the far outskirts of society with no visible means of support. He survives on his wits and a meager income derived from selling home-grown dope to suburban housewives and home-brewed rum to bums in the park. He's also on the run from his past misdeeds. He fears it will all catch up with him someday, so he stays on the move aboard his classic trawler. Explore the Gulf Coast Islands, Florida Keys, and the Bahamas with Breeze, but keep one eye over your shoulder. His mission to return his dead wife's ashes to their special place seems hopeless. He's going nowhere fast until a chance encounter with a lover from his past changes his luck . . . or does it?
Breeze is on the move again, aboard Leap of Faith. There is trouble lurking in every port. He gets mixed up with a cocaine kingpin, talks his way out of a Cuban jail, and takes on a pretty refugee as a passenger. His trusty trawler takes him from the Keys to the Caribbean, and even to the Chesapeake Bay, where he contemplates turning himself in to the authorities. This is a timely tale that uses current events to shape the storyline; from our diplomatic relations with Cuba, to the social impact of Fifty Shades of Grey. Robinson has proven himself to be a master of the nautical narrative. His adventure stories are part John D. MacDonald, and part Papa Hemingway. Following Breeze has action to burn. You'll feel the excitement as the pages turn faster and faster. You'll feel for Breeze as he struggles with his inner demons. You won't guess how it ends.
It began simply enough. Breeze's old friend knew right where the gold was. All he had to do was pick it up. He enlisted Holly for her diving skills. The mission would only take a day. That's not how it turned out. First it was the shark. Then it was the curious golden idols. Then it was the ex-con treasure hunter. Holly's patience wears thin as Breeze drags her deeper and deeper into turmoil. Can their tenuous relationship survive? Can Breeze turn the mission around? Will he live long enough to make them all rich? Follow Leap of Faith and Another Adventure from the west coast of Florida, to the Keys, and Costa Rica. Watch the deal go down in a seedy section of Miami. One hard man will leave with millions.
Action Adventure! Staying alive depends on stealing a sailboat. What was in the large canvas sack? A body? Whatever he saw, young Fisher wished he hadn’t because now they’re after him! He believes running away is his best way to stay alive. There aren't many ways for a kid to escape, but living in coastal Maine there are hundreds of islands to hide on. Stealing a small sailboat he disappears into the night. But Fisher quickly discovers that was the easy part.
Breeze and Brody work to save themselves and Leap of Faith from Hurricane Irma. Meanwhile, the FBI has a new director. He's working to tie up loose ends and Brody is one of them. Breeze marshals all of his resources to protect her. His first instinct is to run. They keep moving, but every path they take puts on them on a collision course with their destiny. Enduring Breeze combines all the action you've come to expect from your favorite anti-hero, with political intrigue ripped from today's headlines.
Bobby Beard is a Breeze wannabe. He also happens to be dating a woman that Breeze has his eye on. Breeze's clever plan to separate the couple eventually backfires in a big way. A trip to Guatemala puts the two men on a collision course. The ensuing conflict has dire consequences for them both. A female FBI agent's interest in Breeze appears to be more than professional curiosity. Are her affections a ruse? As events spin out of control, Breeze is forced to re-examine his own humanity. In this eighth installment of the Trawler Trash series, our anti-hero must escape his deepest crisis yet, a crisis of his own making.
Meade Breeze Part rebel, part knight in rusty armor, and every ounce his own man, Meade Breeze is a rugged, reclusive Florida boat bum. He has special talent for attracting sexy women. His skill at handling boats is matched only by his knack for getting into, and out of, one predicament after another. Starring in his third novel, all great entertainment, Breeze is the new anti-hero of nautical fiction. Free Breeze Slaying dragons and saving damsels in distress in nothing new for Breeze - he's done it before. But this one was different from the start. He couldn't save her. Her death haunted him as deeply as the loss of his wife. Her killer was still out there. There was nothing left for him to do, but seek revenge. After completing his mission, Breeze dabbles in normal society. Can he overcome his wanderlust? Can he assimilate, or will his demons led him to trouble again?
Cool Breeze Breeze emerges from a confrontation deep in the Everglades to learn that his beloved home waters are fouled with pollution. He thinks he's got a clever way to influence policy, but soon finds himself embroiled in political and legal corruption. Whether he's in hot pursuit of a crook, or in the office of a State's Attorney, he always keeps his cool. Meade Breeze Part rebel, part knight in rusty armor, and every ounce his own man, Meade Breeze is a rugged, reclusive Florida boat bum. He has a special talent for attracting sexy women. His skill at handling boats is matched only by his knack for getting into, and out of, one predicament after another. In this sixth novel starring Breeze, he navigates the foreign territory of underground politics.
There are many of us who dream about selling all our stuff, quitting our jobs, and running away to Paradise. This is a story about one couple who made that dream come true. The author shares what it feels like to experience ultimate freedom, and outlines the steps they took to get there. The story includes tales from their travels, social commentary on the state of today's American society, and a simple financial plan that will benefit anyone, regardless of their future goals. Throughout the narrative the reader is treated to dolphins and manatees, pelicans and osprey, blue skies, blue water and white sand beaches. Tropical music plays a role as well. Read how music inspired them to execute their plan. Follow along as they transform from everyday working drones to carefree boat bums and beachcombers. This book will make you rethink how you look at life, and money.
Bahama Breeze Breeze and Holly retreat to the far reaches of the Bahamas to ponder the mysteries of love and find meaning in their lives. There are differences to reconcile, but in many ways they are very much alike. Has Breeze met his match? Meade Breeze Part rebel, part knight in rusty armor, and every ounce his own man, Meade Breeze is a rugged, reclusive Florida boat bum. He has special talent for attracting sexy women. His skill at handling boats is matched only by his knack for getting into, and out of, one predicament after another. In this fifth novel starring Breeze, his challenge is one of the heart.
Author: C. L. R. Dougherty
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2012-12-20
When my wife and I decided to run away to sea, we thought we knew what we were doing. Our first few months on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, or “the Ditch,” disabused us of that notion. Our seamanship was adequate, but our expectations weren't realistic. Life's a Ditch isn't so much about where we went and what we saw during our time in the Ditch, but about how we reacted to it and how our lives were changed by our experiences. Share the surprises we had and the choices that we made as we discovered what we got ourselves into when we abandoned our comfortable life ashore to become seagoing wanderers.
Author: Joseph R. Geraci
Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Marine mammals
Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.
Author: Randy Vance
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-04-13
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Power Boating For Dummies is a guide to power boating for both new and experienced boaters. It advises readers of necessary boating supplies, safety concerns and equipment, accessories, and includes locations of boating facilities, and how to safely pilot the ship.
In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm. This volume also includes three of Capote's best-known stories, “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the Saturday Review called “one of the most moving stories in our language.” It is a tale of two innocents—a small boy and the old woman who is his best friend—whose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth.