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Spirit of the Wind: A Woman's View of Sailing Across the Ocean by Bunny Throckmorton is an adventurous journey taken by a group of five people who knew nothing about sailing across the Pacific Ocean, from Guam to San Francisco. The author chronicles her funny, adventurous, and dangerous journey and gives readers a peek into their journey and life on the small island of Guam. The author was always interested in group work and participated in Sufi dancing, reading workbooks, special moments, music, making ancient bead necklaces, art classes, and many other exercises designed to balance the different parts of the human body and soul. The book is uplifting and will encourage all those who love adventure to sail across the seven seas.
Spirit of the Wind takes readers into the author's personal space. She is honest and straightforward in her descriptions of life in Guam and on the high seas. The author being the only woman in the group, her courage, mental strength, perseverance, and determination are admirable and palpable to readers. This book is very different from the usual travel books one reads. It is not only about traveling and visiting places of interest; it is also about testing the mental and physical challenges required when on the high seas, facing myriad moods of nature, and pulling off a trip with limited resources and no experience. It is definitely an inspiration for other women adventurers who will be encouraged to take up opportunities that involve challenges while traveling.