A flint with every book I sell.


While my supply of flints lasts, I will include one, along with A Certificate of AuthenticityIMG_0918 in each book I sell. And, I have about 100 books

on hand. So let’s go folks…please help me out here!

I guess I’ve already told you that Marie and I are in our upper 80s. We find that it is becoming difficult to keep up with the general maintenance of our house. So, we are looking at “Assisted Living” places. If you’re not familiar with them here is how they work. For a monthly fee, you get lodging, all your meals (menu to choose from), entertainment from time to time, etc. Marie and I have visited some very nice places, but are still checking them out.

Veterans, if they qualify, get over two thousand dollars a month toward their rent!!! I have an appointment on the 20th with the V.A. to see if I qualify with my War Two experience. . Let’s hope so!



George and his wife, Marie, sailed professionally, chartering boats in the Bahamas, then in the Virgin Islands. They then leased an uninhabited island, Little Thatch, in the British Virgin Islands, and turned it into a small hotel. After six years, they left the island and bought a lovely beachfront property on Jost Van Dyke (BVI) where they built Sandcastle Hotel and the original Soggy Dollar Bar. George is now the author of Incredible Virgin Island Adventure: A True Story.

4 comments on “A flint with every book I sell.
  1. phil axten says:

    dear mr. myrick,

    i just finished reading your book and can not adequately tell you how much i enjoyed it! it would have been fascinating to follow your narrative of the adventures that you and your wife so boldly pursued even if i had not been so familiar with, and developed such a love for, that corner of the world, but i relished your account that much more because my wife and i have repeatedly returned to the bvi since our first bareboat charter there in 1980, alas after you had sold the sandcastle. (i was at white bay most recently in early december with our son and enjoyed more than one painkiller at the soggy dollar bar while we were there!)

    petra and i live in marblehead, ma, and i am the general counsel at a medical center by the name of lahey clinic. may i please ask you where you and your wife currently reside? i would truly love the opportunity to meet you both.

    i look forward to hearing from you. all the best to you and mrs. myrick. and thank you for the flint from the constantine!!!


    phil axten
    51 bubier road
    marblehead, ma 01945

  2. Gaylor Rehfeldt says:

    I ordered your book. I want to read it. Best to you and Aunt Marie!

    Love, Gaylor

  3. Linda says:

    Dear George,

    I absolutely loved reading of Marie’s and your sailing adventures, but your building of the Sandcastle Hotel and time on Jost Van Dyke was really the best part of the book for me! I have only made one day trip to Jost going on the ferry from St John… so far. I dream of spending several days there and staying at the Sandcastle.

    You might be interested in reading a recent blog by a virtual friend of mine.

    Thank you for the flint which has been added to my treasures collection and for writing a book that I enjoyed reading. I hope that your health has improved and that you and Marie are having comfortable, happy days.


  4. Linda says:

    Oh, I forgot to mention that I noticed red hibiscus blooming the the sandcastle photos of the linked blog. Love it!

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