Dungda de Islan' is the story of our voyage to the Caribbean, as well as our experiences during our first year in the islands. It's a tale of how we fell in love with this part of the world, to the extent that, after 7 years, we're still here and have no immediate plans to leave. Dungda de Islan' has elements of a travelogue, a sea story, and the evolution of our relationship with each other, the boat, and the wonderful people of the island nations of the Caribbean. The title is patois, and it translates roughly to Down in the Islands.
It's been a lot of fun to go back and resurrect the experiences, which, like mangoes ripening in the sun, have grown richer with the passing of time. If you've wondered what it would be like to chuck it all and go sailing, this book will give you a good idea. From the lonely splendor of a two-week, two person ocean voyage, to the delight of finding out of the way corners where people are in tune with the elemental joy of simply living, you can cruise along with us.
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Charles Dougherty was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. After a varied career as a mechanic, laborer, corporate executive, lawyer, entrepreneur, salesman, and management consultant, he retired, sort of, and moved aboard his sailboat with his wife in 2000. They have been cruising in the Caribbean since 2004, where they both enjoy reading, working on the boat, writing, working on the boat, foraging, and working on the boat.