Ocean of Insight: A Sailor’s Voyage from Despair to Hope
By Heather Lyn Mann (2016; Parallax Press; $19)
Wisconsin environmental advocate Heather Lyn Mann took a sabbatical from her work on global warming and set off on a six-year voyage to the Bahamas and the Caribbean beyond with her husband, Dave, aboard their Hylas 45.5, Wild Hair. In Ocean of Insight, she traces their adventures with entertaining and sometimes thrilling tales of seamanship, coupled with reflections and lessons learned from the sea in her accompanying spiritual journey charted according to Buddhist teachings. Part sea story and part guide to selfdiscovery, it’s a well-crafted tale and well worth the read.