Both American-born Batham and her British husband grew up aboard boats and are experienced and accomplished seafarers. After several years of sailing the South Pacific Islands, they settled temporarily in Japan in the mid- 1990s. Two-and-a-half years later, in 1997, they set sail again, on a 14-month, 10, 000 mile journey back to their home in New ZIf Marianne and her 13-year-old son Heath had not taken turns to continuously broadcast on VHF, it is likely the family would have been ... Twelve hours had passed since their Mayday, sent over a marine radio channel, had been intercepted.
|Title||:||Cruising Japan to New Zealand|
|Publisher||:||Sheridan House, Inc. - 2004|