The Reluctant Sailor
by Peters, Janet
Persuaded to give up her busy life in Toronto, sell her house, and move onto a sailboat, Janet Peters began an adventure that would last six years. Circling the world with her husband on "Solara" she encountered many storms, sailed on immense bodies of water for weeks at a time, and toured small isolated islands that only sailors on small boats can reach. She learned how well her boat could handle rough seas and high winds, overcame her fears, and became an important partner to her husband–especially during their challenges in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.