Greetings from Cool Breezes

cool-breezes-cover-masterGreetings from Cool Breezes: A Family’s Year Aboard

The alluring sea beckons sailors from every corner of the earth. They ply the seven seas and traverse the world’s great lakes and waterways. They meander along rivers and canals, and tuck into safe harbours. Some of these travellers are parents with children, cruising in the slow lane.

For one year, my family and I jumped off the Canadian prairie and into the deep end, and joined them.

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Greetings from Cool Breezes.

Greetings from Cool Breezes is not just about sand, surf, salt and sails, or even sunny ports-of-call; it’s about what it takes, and what it’s like, to be away for a year form the multitasking merry-go-round of North American culture.

This book relates the experience of a landlubber family out of its element that learns not only how to become liveaboards, but also to live in the moment.

Reviews of Greetings from Cool Breezes

Calgary Sun – February 6, 2006

The Original Cool Breezes Website

The Kirwin Children produced a website chronicling their trip.

You can visit the site here.

Cool Breezes Reader’s Guide

The journey retold in Greetings from Cool Breezes is more than a physical journey.

Click to download the Cool Breezes Reader’s Guide.

Jasper Is Away

Our crew lost a treasured travel mate when Jasper passed away July 31, 2008. If you’ve come to know and love our beloved pet from the pages of Greetings from Cool Breezes, you may want to click on the link below for a tribute to our remarkable sea-dog.

Click to read more about Jasper.