Following their dreams on a tight budget, Bainbridge Island couple Wendy Hinman and Garth Wilcox cruised the Pacific on a 31-foot boat for seven years. They entrusted their lives to a boat that fit their budget better than Garth's large frame and discovered that teamwork and a sense of humor were more important than many so-called necessities.
Hinman will share stories and photos from their 34,000-mile ocean odyssey from her book, "Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven-Year Pacific Odyssey," at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
Hinman's stories have appeared in various publications. One of them won a Solas Travelers' Tales award for best travel writing.
Even after 34,000 miles, she looks forward to her next adventure with Garth, (to whom she's still married and happens to like). She has presented at the Pacific Northwest Writers conferences, Seattle Boat shows, Strictly Sail, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival and Spring Symposia, Women in Boating Seminars, as well as at yacht clubs and private functions. Details: wendyhinman.com.