Dark Wind written by Gordon Chaplin and published by Atlantic Monthly
Press, 1999 belongs on your must read list. A true
story, Dark Wind is about two people facing the sea and each other.
This heart wrenching memoir follows the author and his girl friend
on their adventures through Central America and the Pacific Ocean, ending
in tragedy. Gordon reconstructs the events that led to his day of
reckoning. In just a few hours Mother Nature takes everything he loves
and leaves him to anguish over his arrogance. What should he have
done? What could he have done? He asks you, the reader, for forgiveness,
but can he ever forgive himself?
This story is so captivating,
so close to all of us who love the sea that I could not put it down.
You too will be thinking, "There but for the grace of God, go I".