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'Like Ships that Pass in the Night'

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May 1 2008

Suffolk Sailor's Adventures at Sea

A Suffolk woman who spent almost a decade exploring the oceans in a wooden boat has just published an account of her adventures.

Judy Clements, who lives in Eyke with her partner Ron Cushing, describes how she overcame sea-sickness, horrendous storms and hours of tedium in her first book, .

In 1988 Judy and Ron gave up their secure jobs and a home in London to live aboard their 38-foot sailing boat, Fram. Yet Judy and Ron weren't born to the sea. Until they undertook their first trial sail back in 1981 they were complete novices. Now, 25 years later, they're among the most experienced sailing members of Woodbridge Cruising Club.

Admits Judy: 'The true joy of sailing is meeting so many fascinating people. The characters we met during those early years made each voyage thoroughly memorable. On one trip to Menorca we met a minder from London's east end, bent on revenge after his best friend seduced his wife. On another a crack addict stole from us in Dominica, landing us in the lap of the local law.'

Some encounters proved more hospitable, though. Judy and Ron were delighted when a platoon of soldiers stationed on a small Greek island entertained them to Sunday lunch.

Although Judy and Ron are now both pensioners they've not lost their sense of adventure. They're still cruising in Fram, but are content with making shorter trips across the North Sea to Holland and Scandinavia.

'Like Ships that Pass in the Night' is published on May 6th by Discovered Authors in their DA Diamonds imprint, price £12.99. It is available from Amazon or can be ordered from bookshops.

Judy Clements is available for interviews and can be contacted by email at ronjude_eyke@hotmail.com

Angela Lawrence, Lawrence Media. Email: lawrencemediapr@aol.comPress & Publicity Officer, Woodbridge Cruising Club.


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