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Old 22-09-2010, 16:30   #31
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Shrimpy, by Shane Acton! True story of a circumnavigation in an 18 foot boat. GREAT book!!

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Old 22-09-2010, 16:52   #32
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I went to sea to escape .... so when I read its to escape....
Wilbur Smith, Grisham, in fact most readable fiction...
What the hell do I wanna read someone elses "Swing the Lantern Tales" for...
I'm swinging my own Lantern.... lmao
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Old 22-09-2010, 18:33   #33
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One of the first books on cruising that I ever read(aged15) was 'Rosie Darling' by Rosie Swale. Wonderful adventure on a small catamaran.

Inspirational is Northern Magic by Diane Stuemer. She, her husband and three boys circumnavigated and the book tells the tale of how the experience changed them as a family and as individuals.

Bernard Moitessier, The Long Way.

Libby Purvis, One Summer's Grace. A tale of a family circumnavigating Britain. Great writer with a caustic wit!

I greatly enjoyed the DVD by David and JaJa martin 'Ice Blink'. Their philosophical analysis of the reality of sailing with a family id intelligent and thoughtful.

Voyaging the Pacific by Miles Hordern is elegantly written, and for me, best summed up the realities both good and bad of ocean sailing.

And I always enjoy rereading Hal Roth, the Pardeys and the Smeetons, all dated now but full of wise and sage advice and hints...

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Old 22-09-2010, 18:43   #34
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I would love to hear from just the average guy out there writing a journal that just gives the day to day experiences of someone cruising. I love the They were the ones that inspired us to "just do it". We journaled our six month "test" and are now back in the states, sold "the big house" and are getting ready to go back to the Exumas hopefully in December.
I think books are great but I really like the day to day blogging of the adventure!
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Old 22-09-2010, 18:49   #35
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Following our four and a half year circumnavigation, where we had opportunity to look at the world from beyond America's borders, and another two years authoring my book, I cannot afford to be shy in its promotion. Take a look - I guarantee it - literally. If you don't like it, send it back with a note why (All authors need feedback so this is part of the deal), and I'll refund your money, in addition to any shipping fee I might have charged you. Visit Sailing Faith: Home Page for details on the book and how to order it.

I second this, one of those books you loan out and never see again (ask me how I know).
I need to order me another one .
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Cape Horn: One Man's Dream, One Woman's Nightmare by Réanne Hemingway-Douglass

Once is Enough by Miles Smeeton

Into the Light, by Dave and Jaja Martin

Ice Bird: The Classic Story of the First Single-Handed Voyage to Antarctica by David Lewis (He circumnavigated Antarctica with no heat!!!!)

H. W. Tilman, Eight Sailing/Mountain-Exploration Books (Diadem Books) ISBN 0-89886-143-8, comprising:
  • Mischief in Patagonia (1957)
  • Mischief among the Penguins (1961)
  • Mischief in Greenland (1964)
  • Mostly Mischief (1966)
  • Mischief Goes South (1968)
  • In Mischief's Wake (1971)
  • Ice With Everything (1974)
  • Triumph and Tribulation (1977)
This dude was more than amazing. Didn't start sailing until until age 56 or so, and look where he sailed. Lost at sea at age 81 on somebody else's boat.

I can go on . . . .
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I really enjoyed "The Walkabouts" by Mike Saunders. It's out of print now, but you may be able to find it in some libraries or second hand book stores. It's a tale of the Saunders family's journey from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) to England, in the early 1970s. To make their journey they sold their house and bought a 30 foot wooden ketch in Mozambique, which they sailed to England by way of the Cape of Good Hope, St Helena, Brazil, the Leeward Islands, and the Azores.

It's a great story if you can find it.

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