Seadogs, Clowns, and Gypsies - by Cap'n' Fatty Goodlander
The Best? And the Worst!? of Cap'n Fatty
From the wild and crazy Caribbean of the 60's to the 90's
Twenty Sea Stories about
Colorful Caribbean Characters,
Wonderful Waterfront Wackos,
and Lush Tropical Vegetables!
From the Author
This was my first book--a collection of my
Caribbean Boating stories, mostly. It was
published in the late 1980s. I was astounded how
well it sold. While a few stray sentences now
embarrass me, it contains three of my favorite
early stories: The Last Cruise, A Lim'n
Philosopher on Jost, and Sailing to Nowhere.
It's a modest effort--and, as a writer, I had much
to be modest about. But it also perfectly
illustrates where I was as a writer--with great
tales of puking, mooning, sinking, SOS-ing with
shaving cream, and parenting-under-sail.
I wrote it primarily for my friends--all of whom
were lush tropical vegetables, wonderful
waterfront wackos, and colorful Caribbean
characters. But looking back, it accurately
reflects those wonderful, carefree daze (sic).
...and I still get a chuckle out of throwing the TV
back, christening Eliza, and the crazy, artful
chaos of the You Gotta Gotta Regatta.