|Travels of Dursmirg, in 3 volumes,
Yucatán's Magic–Mérida Side Trips: Treasures of Mayab
Looking for a New Frontier, The Story of the Edwin Pearson
Travels of Dursmirg ,Volume 1 By John M. Grimsrud
This true adventure story is told in the first person. It began as an idea and
unfolded into a rich and fulfilling dream come true.
A lifelong obsession of escape materialized in 1972 with the building and
launching of the dreamboat Dursmirg when the five year bailout plan was
John and Jane went over the horizon and out to sea on a voyage of escape.
Departing Duluth-Superior on the western terminus of the St. Lawrence, they
crossed the Great Lakes, the Erie Canal and Hudson River to New York City.
Then they headed south to Florida, stopping at Annapolis, Chesapeake Bay
and Savannah along the way to the Oldest City of St. Augustine. In an active
winter of exploration; Jacksonville, Marineland, Daytona, Disney, Miami, Key
West, Tampa and Tarpon Springs were a few of their diversionary side trips.
This love story began with desires and aspirations and was molded into reality.
Highly recommended for all those free spirited dreamers out there that have
the drive and desire to live life to the fullest. This is one of four volumes in a
Travels of Dursmirg, Summers at Daufuskie
(Volume 2) By John M. Grimsrud
Beyond their wildest expectations a new life of independence laced with
exciting discovery and good fortune opened a wealthy world there to be
savored by those who take the time to enjoy it to its fullest.
John and Jane spent their first season living aboard Dursmirg in the Old City
of St. Augustine and found more fascinating attractions, new friends, southern
cooking and exciting diversions than they could be packed in. They were
enticed to return again and again.
Springtime arrived and the Sea Islands beckoned. Fernandina Beach,
Brunswick, Savannah and Charleston were visited. Living at anchor opened a
new realm and they learned to live out of the sea. Exploration took them to
places Cumberland Island, Daufuskie Island and more.
Discover the best southern cooking from the Sea Islands, humorous
encounters, tricks of harvesting seafood and living with nature that were all
part of a dream come true.
This book is recommended reading for determined adventurers yearning to
find a place in this world to live free. This is the second of four volumes in a
Travels of Dursmirg, Down in the Florida Keys,
Swinging in a Summer Breeze (Volume 3)
By John M. Grimsrud
“I am going where the wind blows, when the spirit moves me and the price is
These were the driving forces, the goals and aspirations that would be fulfilled
beyond their wildest expectations. Quality of life and standard of living were to
be far above anything imaginable. Yes, they did it!
Using the Oldest City of St. Augustine as a home base, winter sojourns south
always included the Indian River where lifelong friendships were cemented,
bountiful seafood harvested and anchorages a slice of paradise.
Miami and Biscayne Bay was a cruising boaters dream come true.
Anchorages abounded at Dinner Key, Biscayne Key plus Sand, Elliot and
Rhodes Keys in the Biscayne National Park. Venturing south the Hawk
Channel took you to Marathon, Boot Key, No Name Harbor, Key West ,the
Marquesas and Dry Tortugas. These places were part of the best cruising,
fishing, and exploring to be found anywhere.
Dodging the bullet that wounded the nation and slipping off into a utopian
paradise while the world was in turmoil and upheaval, they migrated together
with like-minded sailors into a new dimension.
More than a life story this was a love story where husband and wife were also
the best of friends and pals. This is the third of four volumes in a series.
Looking for a New Frontier
The Story of the Edwin Pearson Family.
This is a true people story.
Not just an adventure story.
Not just an immigration story.
This is a story of the people that made America great.
The story starts in Skåne, Sweden where Edwin’s father’s dream of America
Chronicled here are the dreams, desires, aspirations and drives that
motivated the Pearson family to make the cutover land of Northern Wisconsin
This narrative is related with intriguing anecdotes and spiced with Old Country
You will find a reflection of grass roots home spun Americana in every one of
the real people who laid the foundation of a community that was part of the
About the author:
Jane Pearson Grimsrud spent her childhood living in the community of Cloverland located on the shore of Lake
Superior in Northern Wisconsin.
Her father was a storyteller and a historian of the area. Jane was always writing letters and helping her father
search for the stories of the people who had come before them. She walked the fields of their farm with her father
and he showed her the places where Indians had camped and left behind their arrowheads and knives.
When her father came upon an abandoned homestead with 3 graves marked with crude wooden crosses, Jane
and her father had to find the story behind the graves. While in high school, Jane wrote her first book about the
history of the people who left the 3 graves of children behind.
Jane has spent her adult life looking for new frontiers. With her husband, John M. Grimsrud, she built a 46 foot
sailboat and left the North Country behind and sailed South to a warmer climate. Jane’s husband has published 3
volumes about their travels titled Travels of Dursmirg.
Jane currently resides with her husband in Mérida, Yucatán, México.