Along the Way continues and expands on themes in Greene’s previous books, Terry’s Run (2019) and Ramblin’ (2021). Early chapters describe episodes where high winds and waves posed problems in handling sail and power boats. Other parts of the book present portraits of memorable people the author encountered. One section consists of excerpts from a remarkable trove of letters written by Army friends during and soon after WW II. These letters, nearly eighty years old and preserved by accident in an unintentional time capsule, tell in words as fresh as the days they were written what these young men observed and thought about in their small parts of an enormous war. Reflections on the serious topic of confronting potentially fatal dangers are in another part of the book along with accounts and discussion of lighter topics. Three short stories exhumed from the time capsule and rewritten make up the last part of the book.