Somewheres East of Suez

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E-Reads, May 31, 1997 - Sports & Recreation
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In 1983 Tristan Jones, well known as one of the finest sailing adventure writers of our time, had his left leg amputated. Refusing to become landbound after a lifetime at sea, he acquired a specially designed, virtually untippable 38-foot trimaran and began to sail around the world. Outward Leg is the tale of his intrepid voyage from San Diego to London. The Improbable Voyage chronicles his heroic journey along an unusual and hazardous route from the North Sea, through the rivers of Central Europe, to the Black Sea. In Somewheres East of Suez, the final installment of this extraordinary saga, Tristan sails eight thousand miles from Istanbul to Thailand. From the tourist- and terrorist-dominated ports of the eastern Mediterranean to African outposts peopled with famine refugees, Tristan maintains the unique perspective of a man who has had minimal contact with society's restraints, using his acerbic wit to spare no fools and offer biting social commentary. After barely escaping with his life in South Yemen, he sets off for the Far East, determined to win out against the difficulties of his disability, whether battling a tropical cyclone or surviving on a dwindling ration of fresh water in the vast windless expanse of the Indian Ocean.

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Not particularly profound, but Jones is a great storyteller and his experiences are great stories. Read full review

About the author (1997)

Tristan Jones is one of the best-known authors of sailing stories writing today. A Welshman, he left school at age 14 to work on sailing barges and spent the rest of his life at sea - as a Navy seaman, a delivery skipper, and as a daring adventurer in search of new seagoing challenges. The author of 16 books, Jones lived in Phuket, Thailand for 10 years before his death in 1995.

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