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Review of Bluewater Walkabout

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Bluewater Walkabout" by Tina Dreffin.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Bluewater Walkabout by Tina Dreffin is a non-fiction account of the adventures of Tina, her husband, Peter, and her two sons, Adam and Warren. The family decides to travel to South Africa to have new experiences and pleasurable moments in their lives. The adventures begin when Tina and her family fly to South Africa to collect a new boat, which they use to sail back to the Bahamas. They have wonderful experiences on their journey. Love stories, dunes, colourful images, and beautiful sunsets are just a few of these interesting moments on their trip. As they voyage back to the Bahamas through the Atlantic Ocean, she writes about their expedition, discloses her private life, and receives emotional healing in the process. It is discovered that she had initially undergone some painful women-related challenges before the journey, but she had been determined to overcome them in her walkabout.
 
Bluewater Walkabout is a fantastic motivational piece that shows Tina's determination and courage to believe in her dreams and refuses to be caged by other people's ideas and opinions. In her memoir, it is perceived that she could overcome physical, environmental and mental challenges. She also has the wisdom and strength to bring her family together in love. She is courageous enough to disclose her secret life and, in the end, possesses an optimism that many people struggle to attain. This is one of the most inspiring and captivating memoirs I have ever read. I genuinely enjoyed the book's storyline because it had a lot of adventurous parts that captured my interest till the very end. Her description of the various places they travelled through is simply alluring and easy to understand. It opens the reader's senses to explore. She balances her adventure with an adequate amount of self-analysis, philosophy and meditation about parenting. This, in turn, leaves the reader at the peak of their imagination. Many will want to emulate the author's lifestyle as documented here because it is brilliant and pleasant. What made the memoir more enjoyable were the different encounters they had with the wildlife at sea.

This book is for you if you like reading memoirs that deal with adventure, travelling, and sailing. The author touches on many aspects in the book—travel, adventure, redemption, love, and relationships. Her writing style is exceptional, straightforward and relaxing. I found it adorable as I read about the dolphins' surprise visit. I was glued to the book as I read that part. I can relate to her happy moment during the unexpected visit. The author's adventurous spirit has so inspired me that I have begun to rethink my present lifestyle, and I am motivated to go for new life experiences. If you feel you have an adventurous spirit but lack courage and motivation, I recommend reading this book.
 
My favourite part is the dolphins' surprise visit. I imagined being with them at that beautiful experience, I have come across many memoirs, but this one has changed my perspective on life and travel. The author's writing style made me feel I was present with them on the journey. I did not see any negative things in the book. It is detailed and professionally edited. I only found one error in the book.
 
I will rate the book 4 out of 4 stars because it is an inspiring memoir that examines approaches to adventures, redemption, and relationships. I learned a lot from the book. I recommend the book to lovers of memoirs and people who feel discouraged from gathering new experiences.

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I enjoyed reading this book because there were plenty adventures. I also enjoyed reading your review. Great work.
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This adventure book left me glued for quite sometime. I loved the dolphins part too.
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Traveling by sea and meeting dolphins can be very interesting.

Thanks for the great review!
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Judy46 wrote: 04 Jun 2022, 10:59 I enjoyed reading this book because there were plenty adventures. I also enjoyed reading your review. Great work.
Thanks alot
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Ibunyi wrote: 05 Jun 2022, 01:24 This adventure book left me glued for quite sometime. I loved the dolphins part too.
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SunVixen wrote: 05 Jun 2022, 04:22 Traveling by sea and meeting dolphins can be very interesting.

Thanks for the great review!
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I just finished reading it and I must say that it is one good book about travelling. I love how the author went on to narrate in details everything that happened.
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Judyread wrote: 05 Jun 2022, 05:51 I just finished reading it and I must say that it is one good book about travelling. I love how the author went on to narrate in detail everything that happened.
Thanks for your comment I do appreciate.
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I thought walkabouts were solo activities. Anyway, I’d be interested in knowing how she got two teenage boys interested. I had one of my own and he seemed to be constantly rolling his eyes at any suggestion of doing something with his father and I.
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I love traveling, but I don't think I am brave enough to go off on my own like that. I don't have enough skill or self-confidence to pull that off. However, I think I would love to read about it. Thanks for your wonderful review!
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Prisallen wrote: 05 Jun 2022, 09:12 I love traveling, but I don't think I am brave enough to go off on my own like that. I don't have enough skill or self-confidence to pull that off. However, I think I would love to read about it. Thanks for your wonderful review!
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Amy Luman wrote: 05 Jun 2022, 08:44 I thought walkabouts were solo activities. Anyway, I’d be interested in knowing how she got two teenage boys interested. I had one of my own and he seemed to be constantly rolling his eyes at any suggestion of doing something with his father and I.
Thanks for your comment. I appreciate
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The author sounds like a brave woman indeed. I admire the beauty and serenity of the ocean, but I don't think I would have the courage to take this trip in a catamaran. Thank you for a lovely review.
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Seems like a delightful read. I especially love the summary of the book. This is definitely my preferred genre. Can't wait to read and review it. Thanks for the wonderful review.
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