Around the world in eight years
by Kendra Hartmann
Published - 04/25/13 - 11:29 AM | 7314 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
a life’s journey Lois Joy and Günter Hoffmann sailed around the world over the course of eight years and 62 countries. The graphic shows the couple’s path, starting with the pink line, denoting the first voyage from France to San Diego (covered in the first book, “Maiden Voyage”). The green line shows voyages two and three, sailing from San Diego to the Marquesas Islands, through all the rest of the South Sea islands to Australia, (covered in “Sailing the South Pacific”), and the blue line follows the final trips from Australia back to the same dock in Canet, France where it all began (which will be covered in the third book, to be titled “The Long Way Back.”
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Award-winning author Lois Joy Hofmann, a Pacific Beach local, has been making the rounds of bookstores and coffee shops promoting the latest book in her nautical trilogy.

Hoffmann and her husband, Günter, escaped the corporate world — where Hoffmann sat at the top of the corporate ladder as the CEO of a publicly traded biomedical company — for a life on the high seas after they turned 60 years old, embarking on a sailing trip that would change their lives.

After sailing around the world during an eight-year adventure, Hofmann began to write her nautical trilogy, “In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss.” Her first two books, “Maiden Voyage” and “Sailing the South Pacific,” are available on Amazon and locallyat Seabreeze Books, Traveler’s Depot and Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffee House.

Earlier this month, Hofmann spoke at the Pacific Beach/Tay-lor Branch Library. She continues her spring author tour with a presentation and book signing at Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffee House in Seaport Village on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m., and at the Point Loma West Marine store at 1250 Rosecrans St. on Friday, May 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. Hofmann’s presentation, “Come Away with us to the Islands,” is a South Pacific-themed multimedia presentation that contains dancing, lifestyle on board a cruising catamaran, and beautiful slides of the South Pacific.

Hofmann recently released her second book, “Sailing the South Pacific,” the captivating follow-up to the award-winning “Maiden Voyage,” recipient of a 2011 San Diego Book Award. The books portray Hoffmann’s eight-year, 62-country sailing circumnavigation that Hoffmann and her husband undertook after turning 60 years old.

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