Adventures on the High Seas: A Travel Journal with Unexpected Encounters (Paperback)
Summary of the book
Joyce, a retired registered dietitian and pastor's wife, found herself in a remarkable situation. She and her husband Jack, embarked upon an unusual "call" to the mission field. They had always thoroughly enjoyed cruise travel with opportunities to engage others; so, while she recovered from recent surgery, they took a cruise through the Panama Canal. When Sunday approached and unable to attend the on-board service she suggested that Jack go alone. Upon returning, he said, "I would like to become a cruise chaplain?" Always ready for an adventure and Jack, now a chaplain on board, they found themselves on an amazing journey with Holland America's four months Grand World Cruise, circumventing the globe for five consecutive years.
This is the first of five journals full of adventure, inspiration, and awe as she views the world, not as a travel guide, but through impressions of the physical beauty of the planet and the people who inhabit it. It also highlights her relationships as a passenger, friend and support to her busy husband on call 24/7 for every on-board spiritual need imaginable.
She will lead you through adventures sometimes harrowing, often frustrating and truly fantastic. It promises to be both engaging and memorable.
About the Author
Joyce Giguere is a retired clinical dietitian and pastor's wife. Before her retirement, she was on the transplant team at St. John's Hospital in Detroit. She has been married to her pastor husband, Jack, for 59 years and in retirement they dreamed of traveling the world. However, when Jack, at his ordination, vowed to "Take the Gospel to all the World", they had no idea it would mean on a luxury cruise ship. Joyce lives with her husband in Freedom, Pennsylvania and they spend their summers in Northern Michigan. There, she indulges her passion for baking, making homemade jams and gardening.