We hope you are planning to join us to meet and hear Reanne Hemmingway-Douglass. From adventures documented in her first book, Cape Horn, One Man’s Dream, One Woman’s Nightmare, through many years, she’s been an inspiration as a woman on the water and as a writer. She will have books available for sale and signing if you desire or are looking for holiday gifts. Or bring your cruising manual or other book by the Douglass’ for signing.
Regarding Reanne’s writing, member Anne Cox sent us a thought from her home in Anacortes…
I was dressed in my uniform, ready to step outdoors on this rainy and windy morning and drive to Bellingham for a safety patrol with the Coast Guard Auxiliary members on Bellingham Bay. We were tasked to support paddlers on the final leg of this annual multisport race in Bellingham when the phone rang at 10:57 am.
“Anne, it’s John, the race has been called off so we will not be out working in the rain today.”
Instantly I realized what I will now do: reread my dog-eared copy of Cape Horn by Reanne Hemingway-Douglass so the story will be fresh in my mind as I meet and listen to her Monday evening with other women in NWWB! The gift of time today is going to make meeting her all the more joyful after reading her amazing story!
Life is good and women are strong and adaptable!
We agree with Anne, life is good. Reanne, and all of you out there on boats, certainly are proof that women are strong and adaptable. We hope you can join us and, like Anne, that you take opportunities to enjoy the ‘gift of time’.