Seven at sea : why a New York City family cast off convention for a life-changing year on a sailboat (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Seven at sea : why a New York City family cast off convention for a life-changing year on a sailboat

Author: Erik Orton; Emily Orton
Publisher: [Salt Lake City, Utah] : Shadow Mountain, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Working the night shift as a temp in a high-rise cubicle, Erik Orton knew something had to change. He felt the responsibility of providing for his wife and their five children the youngest with Down syndrome but craved a life that offered more than just surviving. Watching the sailboats on the Hudson River during his sunset dinner breaks, Erik dared to dream. What would it be like to leave the hustle of the city and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Nonfiction
Travel writing
Named Person: Erik Orton; Emily Orton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Orton; Emily Orton
ISBN: 9781629737416 1629737410
OCLC Number: 1090800457
Description: 1 online resource (307 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Responsibility: Erik Orton & Emily Orton.

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Working the night shift as a temp in a high-rise cubicle, Erik Orton knew something had to change. He felt the responsibility of providing for his wife and their five children the youngest with Down syndrome but craved a life that offered more than just surviving. Watching the sailboats on the Hudson River during his sunset dinner breaks, Erik dared to dream. What would it be like to leave the hustle of the city and instead spend a year on a sailboat, somewhere beautiful, as a family? Despite having no sailing experience, his wife Emily s phobia of deep water, and already stretching every dollar to pay rent and buy groceries, the family of seven turned their excuses into reasons and their fears into motivation. Sure, they would miss their friends, they could go broke, they could get injured or die. Worst of all, they could humiliate themselves by trying something audacious and failing. But the little time they still had together as a family, before their oldest daughter left for college, was drifting away. The Ortons cast off the life they knew to begin an uncertain journey of 5,000 miles between New York City and the Caribbean, ultimately arriving at a new place within themselves. A portrait of a captivating and resilient family and a celebration of the courage it takes to head for something over the horizon, this is a deeply compelling story told alternately by Erik and Emily for all those who dream of leaving routine in their wake.

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