Above: The "Emerald Jane" ran aground on a reef in French Polynesia on June 25, 2005. This photo was taken a day after the wreck. The Silverwood family never imagined their dream voyage would end like this. Photo: French Navy
Third Wednesday - Friends of the Encinitas Library Community Room:
John and Jean Silverwood are first-time authors of an exhilarating true-life adventure. They bought a sailboat named "Emerald Jane", left their jobs, packed up their four children, and embarked on an epic journey beginning in 2003 that took them half way around the world. They share their story of self-discovery and survival. The family has been featured in several publications including "Reader’s Digest," "National Geographic Adventure," "Elle" and "USA Today." They were most recently featured in a one-hour special on “CBS 48 HOURS” entitled; “Lived to Tell, Black Wave.” The Silverwoods live in North County San Diego with their four children Ben, Amelia, Jack, and Camille.
Free to the public.
Directions: From I-5, exit on Encinitas Blvd. and go west. Turn left on Vulcan Ave. Turn left on D Street and proceed one block. The library is on the right.
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