For Love and the Sea – Jutta Townes

If you love a nautical story, then check out this just about to be released book.

A memoir of extraordinary travel in the1960s

A fascinating, lyrical, and very personal memoir of love and adventure before the days of GPS and digital communications.

At 18, Jutta Townes leaves her German coal-mining town and migrates to Australia. She meets a lanky Australian engineer with a yen to sail around the world, and together they buy a traditional wooden yacht and grab adventure with both hands. They sail the eastern coasts of Australia, Africa and South America and the oceans in between, then with a new boat – and a new baby – they travel from Germany down the
Danube, through the Eastern Bloc countries to Istanbul and beyond.

For Love and the Sea is a memoir of discovery, fellowship, and moments of sublime beauty as well as sheer terror. It also looks back, with the compassion and perspective of time, at a young woman finding her way through adulthood and marriage.

Townes writes vividly of travel before GPS and satellite communications and explores what it means to grow up, come to terms with the past, and look forward to the future with an adventurous heart.

Publisher: Ashwood Publishing
Contact: Susan Young 0475 078 854
Release date: 14 August 2024
Distributor: Ashwood Publishing (or Ingram
Paperback 6×9, 424pp, suggested retail AU$34.99
ISBN: paperback 978-0-6459137-7-4
eBook 978-0-6459137-8-1

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