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Welcome.
We thank you for your visit to this site covering our 2000-2008 circumnavigation. We have enjoyed your participation immensely throughout the years, so we are keeping this website intact with all the logs and photos.  You can still click on the Journal to follow stories our seven voyages.  Click on Circumnavigation to view photos and interactive maps of each voyage. Follow Gunter's mechanical trials and tribulations in his Messing with Boats series as he attempts to keep Pacific Bliss in tip-top shape. Live with us vicariously as we enjoy
Moments of Bliss.  Support that section by submitting your favorite saying or poem, or by describing your own blissful moments, on or off a yacht.

Since we returned from our circumnavigation, Lois has been busy writing and promoting her nautical trilogy:  “In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss.” Her first book,
Maiden Voyage was released in 2010 and her second book, Sailing the South Pacific, in 2012. She expects to release the third book in the trilogy in late 2014.

Be sure to take a look at Lois’ author website at www.loisjoyhofmann.com. Participate in the new SailorsTales interactive blog to catch up on our recent travels and activities. And do  Contact Us to leave a private email.  

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Lois Joy Hofmann author website


             

“Sailing the South Pacific” is the second book in the nautical trilogy “In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss.”

These books offers something for everyone. From retirees and those dreaming about retirement, to boat owners, sailors, adventurers, travelers, geography buffs, and armchair sailors alike, Hofmann gives the reader “slice of life” moments through her compelling stories and captivating photos.

About the Book

With the threat of terrorism and piracy on the high seas, fewer sailors are completing a circumnavigation of the globe. Lois and Gunter Hofmann achieved their eight-year, 34,000 mile nautical triumph after turning 60 years old. In this second book of the nautical trilogy, "In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss," the couple faces adversity, but gains renewal and reward. Join them aboard their 43-foot Catana catamaran, Pacific Bliss, as they sail from San Diego to Australia, continuing their challenging but fulfilling circumnavigation

Lois Hofmann writes in a first-person style as if she is on location sending stories from the front in real time. Stories often begin with the date, location, and—for the nautical buffs—latitude and longitude. This inclusive book combines personal memoirs with stories about local cultures and customs, geography, catamaran sailing, and over 200 extraordinary photographs and maps.

“Maiden Voyage” is the first book in the nautical trilogy “In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss.”
About the Book

cover Lois describes the couples’ first voyage from France, where they built their catamaran, to their home in San Diego—a gripping physical, intellectual and emotional journey—in Maiden Voyage, the first book of her trilogy, In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss.

Lois Hofmann writes in a first-person style as if she is on location sending stories from the front in real time. Stories often begin with the date, location, and—for the nautical buffs—latitude and longitude. This inclusive book combines personal memoirs with stories about local cultures and customs, geography, catamaran sailing, and over 150 extraordinary photographs of their travels.

 


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Lois Joy Hofmann retired after a 35-year career in advertising, marketing, and management. Then she sailed around the world with her husband, Günter, for eight years, visiting 62 countries. Read More