During her time on the west coast, Marianne Scott has met a variety of fascinating people whose lives revolve around the sea - racing sailors, scientists, yacht designers, adventurers, boat builders, writers, painters, and eccentrics. Compelled to introduce these folk to a wider world, Marianne conducted interviews from Tacoma to Bella Bella to create this engaging collection of biographies. . Readers will meet: Hermit Bob Stewart, who lives in a tiny floathome on Potts Lagoon; Publisher Tom Kincaid, founder of Nor'westing magazine; Writer Charlie White of "how-to" fishing-book fame; Shipwreck hunter James Delgado; Hot-vent biologist Verena Tunnicliffe; Orca specialist Paul Spong; Mountaineer Jim Whittaker, the first American to scale Mount Everest before turning blue-water sailor; Internationally renowned yacht designers Bob Perry and Ted Brewer; Lighthouse-keeper Flo Anderson; Author Edith Iglauer, Fishing with John. Ranging from 20-something adventurers to octogenarians still single-handing, the 31 people in this book are intriguing, honest, funny - and inspiring.