Join local author Patrick Hill for a slideshow and reading about his family's adventures in a 42 foot sailboat, cruising from the South Pacific to Alaska.
His book So Where Do You Go at Night? chronicles their dream that became a reality. Patrick and his wife Heather built their boat from scratch at home in only three years. They then packed up their two kids and sailed down the West Coast to Manzanillo, Mexico, before crossing the open Pacific for 20 days to the islands of Polynesia, including the Marquesas, Tahiti, and the mystical Bora Bora. For a change of temperature they headed north via Hawaii to Glacier Bay, Alaska, then returned to Vancouver after a 14-month voyage of over 15,000 miles - filled with new people and experiences, along with the challenges of crossing oceans, keeping safe and living in a close family environment.
Patrick Hill is a retired civil engineer who has sailed for 40 years around the world. He is currently working on his second book, about sailing across the USA and into the Bahamas. Books will be available for purchase at the event (cash only).
FREE but space is limited; register online using the event title link, by calling 604 299-8955, or in person at the library.
This event is part of a series of Adventure & History at McGill.