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Books by William Bethea

  • Alaska On Our Minds: The Journey of Always Friday

    After a life as a Navy fighter pilot, medical doctor, avid boater, and outdoorsman, William “Buddy” Bethea retired from practicing medicine in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and moved to Florida. Never the porch-sitter, and inspired by his passion for fishing and cruising on the water, he ordered a customized yacht able to traverse oceans. So, where to go?

    Join Buddy and his wife, Kathy, as they set off from California for Alaska, where they spend many weeks alone or with friends, plying the waters of the great state. Buddy’s dispatches are a must-read for anyone contemplating similar sojourns, or for those who love high-seas adventure. These beautiful vignettes will transport readers from their armchairs to stunning-and at times dangerous-seas and along his return through the Panama Canal.

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Dr. William "Buddy" Bethea is from Albany, Georgia. He completed undergraduate and medical school in Alabama, specializing in internal medicine. He joined the US Navy as a flight surgeon, flying jets off aircraft carriers, which gave him an enduring love of aviation and adventure. Buddy practiced internal medicine in Norfolk and had resided for decades in Virginia Beach. He is now retired and resides with his wife, Kathy, in Port St. Lucie, Florida.