Love with a chance of drowning: a memoir by Torre DeRoche.
A city girl with a morbid fear of deep water, Torre DeRoche is not someone you would ordinarily find adrift in the middle of the stormy Pacific aboard a leaky sailboat – total crew of two – struggling to keep an old boat, a new relationship and her floundering sanity afloat.
But when she meets Ivan, a handsome Argentinean man with a humble sailboat and a dream to set off exploring the world, Torre has to face a hard decision: watch the man she's in love with sail away forever, or head off on the watery journey with him. Suddenly the choice seems simple. She gives up her sophisticated city life, faces her fear of water (and tendency towards seasickness) and joins her lover on a year-long voyage across the Pacific.
Torre DeRoche is an Australian native and self-proclaimed fearful adventurer. When she's not at home in Melbourne, Torre is at large in the world, exploring, writing, painting pictures and snapping photos, as she faces her fears one terrified step at a time. Stories of her adventures can be found on her blog, fearfuladventurer.com.