About the book

A young Auckland bride adjusts to life in a remote bay in the Marlborough Sounds and comes to realise how much the words weather permitting were to rule her life. Stories of sea tragedies, the sinking of the Mikhail Lermontov, her husband Joe's role in search and rescues along with the Heberleys' farming and fishing life.

About the author

Heather Heberley has lived in the 'first house on the right' on Arapawa Island just inside the Tory Channel since the 1960s.


A young Auckland bride adjusts to life in the remote Marlborough Sounds.

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