Red Sky in Mourning (Hardcover)
A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea
Hachette Books, 9780786867912, 232pp.
Publication Date: June 12, 2002
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Picture yourself in a tropical climate, sailing out to sea with your fiancé. Life is perfect; you're young and in love. Then picture everything going horribly wrong. You inadvertently sail into a hurricane, you're injured, and you wake up to find that your loved one is gone. Your boat's motor is shot and your masts have disappeared. Utterly alone, you're weeks from dry land.
Red Sky in Mourning is the story of Tami Oldham Ashcraft's 41-day journey to safety, which she survived through fortitude and sheer strength of character. Interspersed with flashbacks to her romance with her doomed fiancé Richard, this survival story offers an inspiring reminder that even in our darkest moments we are never truly alone.
About the Author
Tami Oldham Ashcraft, who speaks frequently about her experiences, continues to be an avid sailor and is a 100-ton licensed captain with over 50,000 offshore miles. She lives in Friday Harbor, Washington. Susea McGearhart is a freelance writer who has been sailing for over 20 years.