Review of Bluewater Walkabout

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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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The Dreffin family's journey across the ocean to the continent of Africa and beyond is chronicled in Tina Dreffin's travel memoir. In the first chapter, Tina's husband, Peter, and their two teenage boys, Adam and Warren, are introduced to us. Two adolescent guys, who are Adam and Warren's friends, were with the family as well. They all set sail for Africa together over the open sea. The travel to Africa is only one aspect of this tale, though. The events in Tina's life that led her to where she is now are also recounted at various points in time. Read Bluewater Walkabout: Into Africa by Tina Dreffin to find out more about Tina's earlier life.

Thanks to the author, I thoroughly liked reading this book. Through her thorough explanation, she made the reading experience simple and enjoyable. I had the impression of being on board as she spoke about her life at sea. It almost felt as though I could reach out and touch the ocean with my hand from inside the boat, and I even thought I could feel the splashes of water on my face.

This book's humor, especially Tina's sarcasm, is one of the greatest. Most of the time, I don't like reading memoirs since it always seems like the author is making a considerable effort to put the readers in their position, almost like a forced feeling, crossing out the book's intended humor in the process. That is not the case with this book, which makes me very happy to state. In addition to her skill as a storyteller, Tina's sense of humor, which is visible in the narration and dialogue, was a valuable addition to this book. My reading experience is enhanced, and it makes me laugh.

This novel has its darkest moments in addition to its humorous ones. Since this book is a memoir, sharing details from the author's life only enhances the realism of the story. But I thought that was a gutsy thing to do. Her experience of sexual assault is one of the book's darker moments. Just mentioning this element in the book might encourage victims to talk about their own experiences. Miscarriage and many other subjects were among those that were covered. There wasn't a thing I could point out as objectionable with justification. I did enjoy my reading as the chapter progressed to another.

Furthermore, I spotted no errors of any kind. This indicates that the book was exceptionally edited. Therefore, I rate Bluewater Walkabout: Into Africa 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend this book to lovers of sailing, sea life, love life, memoir, and adventure because this book has a lot of amazing scenes focused on these aspects.

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The memoir will appeal to anyone who loves adventure, travel, and exploring new horizons.
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