To the peril of all who accompany him, a salvager sails the globe searching for a creature supposed to have gone extinct before the time of the dinosaurs. Megalodon was the length of a sperm whale with jaws that could swallow an orca. Its teeth that still wash onto distant shores measure six inches from tip to root. Fame and fortune awaits he who proves a monster from the Pleistocene still exists?
In 2004, with the goal of not only seeing, but touching, a whale, I boarded Searcher out of San Diego. This narrative was composed mostly on board and two weeks later, at the end, in the Cabo airport. And yes, I did touch a whale.
Tells of a sailing journey from San Diego to Australia in a 40 foot sailing boat. Covers Mexico, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Tonga and Fiji. Also has a chapter on various events "that were too much fun," for the crew. Includes useful detail on various formalities required in the respective ports of call.
Graduate students Dave Linders and Craig Cree undertake a diving expedition to collect a new species of fish in the Sea of Cortez. Teaming up with fish expert Professor Thompens, their plans are interrupted by the presence of rogue squids and the devious Rashid who steals the prized fish. Emma and Jacob Hardin, along with friend Eloy, begin an intense search to locate Dave and save the fish
Jersey Wilkes captain of his work boat Whipoorwill sails out of Baja Mexico.
When a woman from his past shows up on a mission he is thrust into a dangerous game involving a Mexican drug cartel with deep connections in the United States.
His simple, uneventful life is turned into a hive of lies, deceit,and murder,ending with a life changing revelation.
Imagine swimming, surrounded by hundreds of Giant Manta Rays on the Sea of Cortez, or riding the tail of a hurricane towards Hawaii while a second storm threatens to overtake your boat from behind. Become crew and the fifth crew member of this sailing family. Let Andy Gunson's witty style transport you to exotic ports, as he takes you along on a deeper journey of love, friendships and family.