My Old Man and the Sea
Some fathers and sons go fishing together. Some play ball. David Hays and Daniel Hays sailed 17,000 miles through the world's most feared and fabled waters in a little boat they built together. This is their story.
Alone with nothing but the mammoth waves of the Southern Ocean, the unceasing wind, a compass, a sextant and a pet cat, they voyage down the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, past the Galapagos Islands, beyond Easter Island and around their destination--Cape Horn. Father and son narrate in alternating fashion, their voices weaving together an engrossing story of travel, exploration and difficult, dangerous sailing.
But more than a tale of adventure, this is a touching account of a father and son's rite of passage as they assess their complex and evolving relationship. Daniel, out of college and unsure of what he wants in his life, sees his father getting older, more forgetful. David deals with unresolved issues he had with his own father, fearful that he'll make the same mistakes with his son, yet frustrated that Daniel treats him like an old man.
Moving, often hilarious, often poignant, My Old Man and the Sea is a rich and profound chronicle of their voyage of discovery. Every reader will identify with this uplifting story of a father and son who go down to the sea and find each other.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - oldman - LibraryThing
This is the story of a trip around The Horn, the end of South America. It is the only way to get from the Atlantic to the Pacific without going through the Panama Canal. It is more than that though ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing
Interesting story of a father and son who sail around the Horn. Well told. Read full review
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Interior of Sparrow
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The Tenthousandth Mile