This one's all about the book (and Excess Baggage)

The eagle has landed

I know it’s been a long time cooking and you have been waiting oh-so-very patiently for the whole story of the ocean, so I am pleased to announce  that the wait is mostly over and the story is yours. I received my first copy of ‘A Dip in the Ocean’ last week and was full of smiles and tears and a little bit of befuddlement. Seeing my name on the spine of the book is a little surreal and I am really chuffed with it.

Although it doesn’t officially publish until 7th February, it seems that pre-orders via Amazon have already been shipped and lots of lovely comments have already flown my way. Happy days indeed – it has been a monster journey getting to this point but I think, like any toughie, it is worth it. So I hope you enjoy it, wherever you are in the world and whatever your relationship with the waves.  I would love to know what you think – do drop me a line or write a review online.To order via Amazon click here.

I am delighted to announce that there is going to be a German version, too – confirmed this week for publication in the spring, and a Vook (a trendy new  e-book with video excerpts) due for launch around my L2L departure date. Watch this space…

Book Launch and signings

We’re having a wee book launch in London on February 16th, from 1830 to 2030 at Daunts Bookshop, Holland Park, London. Drop me a line to let me know if you would like to join us. 100 people max, so I need to make sure we don’t overrun.

I shall be signing books in Oakham on Feb 12th at ‘Buy the Book’, 11am – 1pm. We’re currently looking at dates for Oxford and Stamford, too.

Excess Baggage, Saturday 5th Feb 10am BBC Radio 4

I am very much looking forward to joining John McCarthy and guests in the Radio 4 studio next weekend to talk about my book and salty tales. Tune in! Click here for more info.

More stuff

PS Another great little video  here from my recent strength & conditioning training camp at Core Cambridge. Enjoy!   YouTube Preview Image

PPS New website coming soon, with massive focus on London2London. Let me know what you’d like to see featured.

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16 Responses to This one's all about the book (and Excess Baggage)

  1. Andy Lockwood says:

    Looks like fun Sarah……I need a drink after watching you x

  2. christina watts says:

    Very nice surprise …..

    Returning home this morning early, from an amazing ten days in HOT HOT HOT Antigua ~ I found my Amazon package awaiting me …..

    A Dip in the Ocean had arrived :)XO

    I am sure there will be lots of smiles and tears for me too !!! Can’t wait to read it and relive those unbelievable days as you moved across the Blue.

    much love xtina

  3. Gayle says:

    Just about to pop over to Amazon to order a copy of your book (for the next five minutes I shall ignore the fact that I’ve already blown the ‘book budget’ for the first quarter of the year!). Can’t wait to read it.

  4. Barb Smith says:


  5. christina watts says:

    Hey Sarah I forgot to say

    Congratulations on your FIRST book ~ I know there will be more but the first is something very special !!!
    I hope to be at your book launch but need to re-arrange things for that date first.

  6. Gwyn Roberts says:

    Hi Sarah.
    Great news. Keep up the good work.

  7. Erini Rodis says:

    Hello! We met you in Tregedna back in August while you were putting the final touches to your book (and getting some canoeing in), and as the unfit mummy that I’d become I was very inspired…! if you’re ever back in East Finch let us know; in the mean time am looking forward to reading your first book – many congratulations!!!

  8. Tim Moss says:

    Love the video Sarah. I hadn’t realised “pushing a giant tractor tyre” was going to be added as the fourth method of transport for L2L.

    P.S. The book’s great everybody (from someone who had a sneak preview).

  9. Congratulations Sarah – so cool to have your own book, must have been a mammoth effort to get to this point, but well worth it.
    I will definitely be reading for some much needed inspiration and motivation.

  10. Terry Bradley says:

    Hi SARAH
    You certainly mean business ,with all that training you
    put yourself through ,you have so much spirit & determenation ,
    nothing deters you ,its amazing where you get all the motivation.
    Great to hear you have finally have your own book out, bet your
    are elated over the hill about it
    Hope it is not to long before we can get our,s in AUSSIE . Hope
    it,s not coming by sailing boat
    Can,t wait for my phone call to pick it up
    So much has gone under the bridge ,since you landed on MARITSUS.
    Congratulations on your book CHERRIO & Take Care for now
    TERRY B WEST AUSSIE !!!!!!!!!

  11. Cindy Gomez says:

    Atta girl, Sarah!! You are really training hard. Makes me think I should be doing it too!!

    All the best and I plan to buy your book!

    Cindy Gomez in Lansing, Michigan

  12. Roger Kinsey says:

    A fantastic story so well written.
    I almost thought I was there with you, moving from tears to laughter and sheer amazement.

  13. Christine & Kathleen says:

    Hi Sarah

    Got my copy of your book today so once I have read it will be sending it to your Mum for you to sign please, look sgood and can’t wait to get started. No more housework for the time being. Well worth the wait I am sure.

    Take care in your training.

    All good wishes to you and your special team

    C & K

  14. Charlie Clayton says:

    I was wondering about your book. Will it be set out like a diary?

  15. Sarah Outen says:

    Thanks for the kind comments everyone. Aye Tim, tractor hauling between Poland and the Ukraine I think!

    Charlie – the book isn’t laid out like a diary, no


  16. Isabel Bevan says:

    Am loving the book and very excited about L2L. Will be watching all the way. You are an inspiration. We live in The Netherlands -and the dutch have one word to offer when times are tough. Sterkte. Strength.
    We wish you well
    Isi, Jon and 4 year old Milly x

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