As volume I emphatically stated, cruising is an abundant and affordable lifestyle and can be done in short-time segments, whether summers, vacations, whatever. There are delightful people to meet; wonderful, welcoming ports in which to stay; and astonishing beauty not available to the nonboaters. The companion, volumeI, is available at AuthorHouse and other booksellers but includes a great deal tangential to the actual cruise, like how we got into sailing. VolumesII toIV miss only the Long IslandHudson River portion. Everything from the trip, starting in Lake Champlain and going south to the Erie Canal, then west and north to Lake Ontario, for reasons spelled out, then getting to the St. Lawrence is included in this second book, and it doesnt end until the trip is completed, with a startling ending and what we did next, after going as far north as Newfoundland. There are over two hundred color photos, most taken from the deck by the author/helmsman.