Tales from Lyla's Log is a sea story, t a how-to book. It is a fast moving, close-up narrative about cruising and living on a sailboat exploring most of the east coast, Florida and the Bahamas. What is it really like to live this life? What is it like on a day when the wind is fair and the sea is a deep blue with pure-white whitecaps-or when a night overtakes you that's t a fit night out for man or beast ? If you love maps, or nautical charts, and wonder what those bays, rivers, islands and inlets each are like; If you wonder what experience is required, what sort of boat with what abilities is the kind you might need, or you'd just like to read how one couple prepared for this sort of adventuring and made it all work, you will find it all here in this book. You'll get just what its title implies, daily stories of two round trips from Martha's Vineyard to Florida's east and west coasts, and then to the southern tip of the Exuma chain of islands in the south-central Bahamas-more than 1500 miles each way.
Harry Jones, educated at Stanford and Art Center College of Design, has been a USMC fighter pilot, an industrial designer, building contractor, boat builder, furniture designer and manufacturer, artist and craftsman, adventurer. He's at home airborne as well as at sea. In 1989, Harry built a Pulsar, a sleek and streamlined aircraft, and piloted it from Martha's Vineyard to Santa Ynez, California. Harry and his wife and traveling mate Ginger live in Santa Barbara, having returned to his native California after living on the eastern seaboard for more than 40 years.