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How is it that someone who gets seasick and loves her two showers a day attempted to sail across the Pacific in a small yacht with her new husband and baby? It can be summed up in two words. Love. Adventure. Yep, there is the love of adventure, which is pretty self explanatory. And then there is love with a capital L, which needs a little more explaining. In Mrs Blacksmith's (aka Angela Meyer) words: 'I should have known that a life on the high seas was on the cards when our wedding cake featured a cut out of a sailing ship. The old sea dog had spent 6 years circumnavigating the wild waters of NZ. Four years ago while sitting quietly at a bar minding his own business he was introduced to me, and like a mermaid, with my amazing singing voice (and probably my rack and witticisms) I lured him onto the land.' For a woman who ran a dance troupe called the Real Hot Bitches and a dating site called The Man Bank, the move to wife, mother and globe-trotting sailor has been a giant step! This is a love story, a modern escape fantasy and a funny, sharp, observant page-turner of a read. A popular blog turned memoir/adventure story - wonderful humour.

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