"As a sailor who raised his daughter aboard, I was touched by this book. Litzow writes from the heart." - Fatty Goodlander
When marine biologists Mike Litzow and Alisa Abookire decide to follow their dream and sail from Alaska to Australia, they agree that they won't leave until their son, Elias, is one year old. But when he is just ten months old, they give up waiting, strap him down, and set sail. In his deeply personal account of their trip, Mike tells the story of the stress and exhilaration, the closeness of family life on board, and the fierce beauty of the open ocean. Demonstrating a moving affinity with the wildlife, people, and cultures encountered along the way, this is an inspirational tale of a family afloat in the Pacific.