Doug Oudin is a retired harbormaster from Catalina Island, California. For twenty-one years, he wrote a weekly article for the local Catalina Islander Newspaper.
Married for thirty-eight years, with two sons, his life on and around the ocean has given him the essence of a true seaman. Having traveled extensively in Mexico, Central America, and parts of the Caribbean, his seafaring adventures enable him to describe, in vivid detail, the captivating lure of the tropics, the power and beauty of the sea, and the subtle, fragile, and inexplicable diversities of personal relationships.
His two books, ‘Between Two Harbors, Reflections of a Catalina Island Harbormaster’, (a memoir), and ‘Five Weeks to Jamaica’, (a novel), reflect his broad knowledge of the ocean realm, and showcase his ability to capture the fickle nuances of both Mother Nature and human nature.