Trip of a Lifetime

America’s Great Loop

by David Kennedy Barnes & Anna Marie Barnes



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/4/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781480881204
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781480881211

About the Book

David Kennedy Barnes and Anna Marie Barnes were seeking a little adventure. Anna Marie thought an RV would fit the bill. David wanted a boat. In December of 2003, the couple purchased a three-year-old, forty-nine-foot DeFever trawler yacht. They learned to operate the vessel, navigate, and read maps. And the following April, the couple left their slip in Palmetto, Florida, with their two poodles on board to begin their cruise of the “Great Circle.”

In Trip of a Lifetime, David and Anna Marie share their story through a series of journal entries created during their sailing trip. With photos included, this travel log, initially written as emails to friends and family, chronicles some of the highlights of their experiences. From weather-related incidents, to the sights and sounds from their cruise, and the people they met on the journey, this story offers insight into a trip that afforded many memories.

A journey that took them from Florida to New York City into Canada, to Lake Michigan, to the Mississippi River, into the Gulf of Mexico, and to points in between, Trip of a Lifetime narrates the details of one couple’s adventures on their boat, Summer.

About the Author

David Kennedy Barnes worked many years as an attorney. After a heart attack at the age of forty-nine, he left his practice. He purchased and managed small strip mall properties. With his wife, Anna Marie Barnes, he embarked on a boat trip of the Great Circle.