By Jon Coile

As a seven-year-old boy, Jon Coile dreamed of spending the summer time crusing writer of Evolution of an yuletide Letter the Atlantic. He simply couldn’t get his neighbors to cooperate. Coile grew up and hung out at the water, and in Adventures within the Ditch, he stocks one tale of a kinfolk nautical event.
Hoping to re-light the wanderlust and pleasure of prior crusing stories, Coile, his thirty-seven-year-old brother Andrew, and their eighty-one-year-old father Russell embark on a nine-day, 2,500-mile, round-trip voyage at the Intracoastal Waterway—from the Chesapeake Bay to Miami. Their refurbished vessel, the Griffin, throws them a few curveballs, and the trio encounters different unforeseen occasions, calling for artistic and eccentric recommendations.
More than a trifling boat journey, Adventures within the Ditch provides a wealthy, hot, and private tale of kin relationships.
Praise for Adventures within the Ditch
“Jon Coile’s action-packed account of a trip at the Inland Waterway along with his aged father superbly captures the demanding situations of navigating and the tensile power of family members ties.”
—Susan Moger, Former Senior Editor, Scholastic Inc.

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