A swashbuckling seaman and adventurer, tells some of his true life tales.
'On the High Seas' is a collection of short stories based on true life experiences of Ken Medernach, involving the author’s life on the water. On the High Seas was written to inspire young people to seek their dreams, but only after they have adequately prepared themselves for the task.
--The first story in the book illustrates that careful preparation and training help and is critical to the successful accomplishment of one’s goals.
--The second tale illustrates that even though the participants were well trained, the lack of adequate preparation brought them in close proximity with calamity.
--In the final episode two men embrace haphazard and “devil-may-care” attitudes which, without their prior experiences, could have had much more serious consequences.
The book has many illustrations, maps, a glossary of nautical terms and much more.
The ideal book for anyone interested in... More > adventures on the water.< Less
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By ken medernach
Jun 20, 2009
"Review On the High Seas by Peter N. Jones" The Sailing Adventure: New Book Gets Young People Interested On The High Seas Sailing is one of those sports that gets into people's blood. If you have ever spent an extended period of time on the ocean, you most likely have dreamed of owning your own boat and hitting the high seas. Sailing provides physical, mental, and spiritual nourishment for those who enjoy this sport. Today, however, it is becoming harder and harder to get the next generation to appreciate this fulfilling sport. Young kids just don't understand how something so simple in appearance - cruising over the top of the water at a good clip - can provide so much. Well, the new book by T.K. "Ken" Medernach aims at showing young people just how amazing the sailing life can be. On The High Seas is a collection of short stories based on the true life experiences of Ken. Written in the past tense as Ken now looks back and reflects about his younger days as his... More > dad taught him to sail, this book inspires young people to seek their own dreams. Each story in the book provides some insight into what it takes to become a sailor (and a good person): from the preparation, training, and boat cleaning to how to avoid disaster on the high seas or in life. The three short stories in On The High Seas are: The Midway Odyssey Three Days on a Raft on the Altamaha River A Day sailing on “Duck” Baker’s Thistle Just like in The Little Man in the Map, Ken Medernach's book provides young people a chance to both learn and read. The lessons taught are basic but essential: be prepared, know your environment, and understand how things work. These are the essential qualities of any sailor, and On The High Seas is a great book for grounding young people in this fulfilling sport. REVIEWER: Peter N. Jones, Ph.D. Director and Editor: Bauu Institute and Press (http://www.bauuinstitute.com) Publisher: New Great Books (http://newgreatbooks.blogspot.com) Editor: Indigenous Issues Today (http://indigenousissuestoday.blogspot.com)< Less
"The Author has been there, done that, and Writes About it." Ken Medernach shares some short stories based on his true life experiences on the water. The stories are not only entertaining for young and old alike; they are also inspiring and educational. As the pages turn, you can sense that Ken speaks from experience. When he writes about the South Georgia heat, you can feel the sweat running down your cheeks and the mosquitoes swarming about your face. When he writes about resurfacing a wooden boat, you can almost smell the paint and varnish and feel the sawdust tickle your nose. Ken didn't have to join the Boy Scouts to gain a deep appreciation for their motto, "be prepared," in some cases he learned the hard way. "On the High Seas" is a great book with good values that belongs in your library.
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