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Captain Skip Rowland
No Return Ticket
Leg One
No Return Ticket Leg Two by Skip Rowland
Leg Two
Praises for No Return Ticket

"Captain Rowland’s scenes on deck, especially in heavy weather, are exquisitely rendered and will give even landlubbers a keen sense of the power, beauty, and dangers of the sea. But what’s most compelling about this riveting sea memoir is how the fateful voyage repeatedly tests them, physically and emotionally. Courage, love, faith, bravado, and endurance make this a compelling book about the value - and cost - of resurrecting old dreams and living them out despite the risks."

Tom Peek, author of the award-winning Hawaii novel Daughters of Fire
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Skip's Blog

Anchored in Traitors Bay

May 1st. 1745 hours. Tony is at the foredeck windless. “Let er rip Pops!” I put my finger to the remote and our CQR anchor slips into Traitors Bay, headed for the bottom 20 feet below.

Denise nets small shark

We were anchored in a huge bay called Cape Bowling Green off the East Coast of Australia. “Looks like a great place for fishing,” Denise said, turning to he pole with excitement.

Yellow-bellied snake

There were several times we had face to face meetings with sea snakes. I’ll post the next one shortly. Here’s the first one, actually a freshwater lake experience.

Book Readings

Feb 15 2018
Miami Boat Show

Feb 15 - 19, 2018

Authors Booth Book Signing

Miami, FL

Jan 23 2018
Seattle Boat Show

Jan 23 - 30, 2018

Captain Nautical Booth Book Signing

Seattle, WA

Jan 17 2018
Vancouver International Boat Show

BC Authors Booth Book Signing

Wed, Jan 17 @ 1:30pm

Thu, Jan 18 @ 3:30pm

Fri, Jan 19 @ 2:15pm

Sat, Jan 20 @ 5:15pm

BC Place

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Nov 04 2017
Otter Books

Book Signing 1pm - 3pm

Nelson, BC

Apr 28 2017
South Florida Boat Show

Apr 28 - 30, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Dec 18 2016
Barns and Noble

Northtown Mall

Spokane, Washington, USA


Fort Myers Boat Show

Fort Myers, Florida, USA


Jacksonville Boat Show

Jacksonville, Florida, USA