The Unexpected Circumnavigation: Unusual Boat, Unusual People Part 1 – San Diego to Australia

eBook (PDF), 300 Pages
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No one expected these thirty-something professionals to give up their successful careers to pilot their own small boat around the world, especially because they started with almost no boating experience. Instead of the expected sailboat, they chose a 43 foot trawler powerboat, which many believed was incapable of crossing oceans. Most people expected them to fail. But they surprised the skeptics when they successfully circumnavigated the globe in two years, visiting 110 places along the way in thirty-four countries. Part 1 of “The Unexpected Circumnavigation” follows Christi and Eric daily as they travel to eighteen exotic South Pacific islands that few people ever see. You will experience the local food and cultures, participate in island tours and adventure activities (include going to the rim of an active volcano!), and feel what it is like to be on long sea passages. Learn about the challenges, rewards and the surprises that come with both traveling and boating.
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  • By dan
    Mar 30, 2010
    A very interesting story about a couple who discover the world beyond their suburban US experiences, when they circumnavigate in their small Nordhavn power yacht. This book is part one of the journey. In addition to being introduced to the many South Pacific islands at which the couple stopped, we are taken through all the emotional difficulties encountered during their trans-pacific passage. These included seasickness, uncertainties about their own competences, weather, and stamina, and frustrations with some customs officials. We are also reminded of the wonderful surprises and personal growth that come with the discovery that the rest of the world is not "just like us". I bought this book because my family is considering a circumnavigation, and I have read a few other similar books. This book was different because there was a lot more focus on the emotions experienced by the couple, and not as much emphasis on the planning or technical execution of the passages. I would... More > recommend this book to people interested in circumnavigating under power, and also those who wonder "what it would be like" to kick off from dry land without decades of ocean-going experience to draw upon. I would also recommend Ken Williams' "Crossing An Ocean Under Power", Beebe and Leishman's "Voyaging Under Power", and even Ron and Eva Stob's "Honey, Let's Get a Boat..." (although that one's about cruising North America's Great Loop). Criticisms: I would have liked to see some photographs (there are none inside the book, although a few are on the cover). I also would like to have read more about the passage planning and technical issues. I look forward to reading the next installment.< Less
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September 28, 2011
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