"The Author has been there, done that, and Writes About it." Ken Medernach shares some short stories based on his true life experiences on the water. The stories are not only entertaining for young and old alike; they are also inspiring and educational. As the pages turn, you can sense that Ken speaks from experience. When he writes about the South Georgia heat, you can feel the sweat running down your cheeks and the mosquitoes swarming about your face. When he writes about resurfacing a wooden boat, you can almost smell the paint and varnish and feel the sawdust tickle your nose. Ken didn't have to join the Boy Scouts to gain a deep appreciation for their motto, "be prepared," in some cases he learned the hard way. "On the High Seas" is a great book with good values that belongs in your library.