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  • By ashenoff
    Jun 19, 2010
    Excellent account: A fun read especially for anyone who is considering circumnavigation in a Nordhavn. Looking forward to part 2 and 3. Congratulations
  • 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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Product Details

ISBN
9780557219520
Published
June 15, 2011
Language
English
Pages
300
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.12 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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