Nathaniel Bowditch Goodale comes from a deep seafaring heritage. He is licensed to captain a 100 ton vessel, pilot a single engine floatplane in instrument conditions, and drive a big rig on the interstate highway system. He was a 40 year resident of Waldo County, Maine, where this story is set. He now resides in Cuenca, Ecuador, where he is writing his third novel. He is married and has four children. For more information, you are invited to visit him at www.natgoodale.com.
Adventures (so far):
Four marvelous children – oldest daughter an Olympic Gold Medalist (Beijing) and now the mother of my grandson Avery (www.annagoodale.com), son Abe, a NOLS wilderness instructor and wooden boat builder (visit www.abegoodale.com), and my sweet and articulate daughters, one a senior in high school and the other a college freshwoman. Married to my childhood sweetheart and my favorite person in the whole world.
Age 11 – saved a younger girl from drowning.
Cut 100 spruce trees and built a log cabin without hydraulics.
#186 in 1972 draft into the military, Vietnam bound. Would have served but wasn’t called.
Voted for Nixon twice – no regrets.
College religion major.
Organic sheep farmer before it was chic. Director to the American Sheep Producers Council, representing all the sheep (and shepherds) in NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, and ME). Founding member of the Maine Lamb Promotion Board.
Dropped 700 king crab pots at the end of the Aleutian chain, off the Bessie M, a king crabber out of Homer, Alaska. On board as fifth hand and cook.
Aircraft salesman. Private pilot, land and sea (float plane and flying boats), instrument rated.
Had privilege of flying in the navigator’s nose cone of the Confederate Air Force’s B-17 Flying Fortress.
Lettered in football and baseball in boarding school and college.
Drove from Maine to Fairbanks, Alaska to Oaxaca, Mexico (and back).
Played in National Softball Championship, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Leader of a Libertarian Political Action Committee.
Charter Captain, 42′ motor yacht, Soper’s Hole, West End, British Virgin Islands.
Head cater chef.
Motored down the Mekong River (post Vietnam).
Hiked the base of the Annapurna mountain range.
Now riding horses deep into the Andes mountains of Ecuador. Cuenca is one of the settings in A Maximum Mistake, my third book which includes a breathtaking horse chase scene. Book due to be published in 2017.
Author and publisher of the highly acclaimed, award winning and soon to be best selling novels VACATIONLAND and ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE.
For more information on anything, please come visit me at natgoodale.com.