I GUESS WE MISSED THE BOAT (Humorous Travel Memoir)



Following the highly successful and award winning adventure, Kilimanjaro and Beyond, in which we climbed one of the world’s seven summits with Canadian author Barry Finlay, he is back to take us on a romp around the world in his Amazon Kindle Bestseller, I Guess We Missed the Boat. This hilarious story opens with a meeting in a hotel room in Miami, Florida. When eight intrepid travelers, brought together by marriage and with retirement in common, sit reminiscing about their travel experiences, the memory banks open and humorous events start to spill out. Cowboy Ron, Ed the Negotiator, Joke-a-Minute Jim, and Practical Carol are part of the motley crew that tries to explain ice hockey to some African children and experiences skiing mishaps, malfunctioning airplanes, sketchy hotel rooms and a near fistfight on a cruise ship on the azure seas of the Caribbean. A poison dart frog in Costa Rica and admitting to being responsible for a security scan machine failure at the pier in Egypt add to the excitement. And let’s not forget the sexy giraffe!

Finlay balances the many challenges of travel with vivid descriptions of visits to exotic locales and philanthropic activities to help the less fortunate around the world. All the while, the reader gets to go along for the ride, enjoying the beauty and culture of the various countries visited while turning the pages to find out what is going to happen next.


“The characters are so real, I feel like they are members of my own family. I want to travel with this group.” – Stacey K. Black, Filmmaker/Singer/Songwriter, Los Angeles, California

“This is an exhilarating read.” Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Amazon reviewer

“It’s definitely a ride worth taking.” – Amazon reviewer

“Amusing and entertaining.” – Amazon reviewer

“I Guess We Missed The Boat is a delightful, light read that will leaving you yearning for your own adventure.” – Amazon reviewer

“All in all I liked this read. I learned some things, and definitely enjoyed the ride, safe and sound in my own home sweet home. Recommended.” – Amazon reviewer


Reviewers Choice Award