(Photo above: One of the biggest thrills on the water is to sit quietly, engines and electronics off, and drift with a pod of whales while they feed or play. You will find these cousins of ours in the tropics during the winter, and high latitudes during summer. Just like many cruisers.)
Circumnavigator Sarah Dashew is a talented singer/songwriter who has toured throughout the US, Europe, and New Zealand. She has written and produced six albums, the latest of which, Jealous Girl, was produced with the legendary Chuck Plotkin (Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan). The two CDs listed below are inspired by the cruising life - and are the ideal antidote to the stress of getting ready to go. They sound even better when you are finally at sea with the trade winds gently blowing at your back.