Sailing the Pacific: A Voyage Across the Longest Stretch of Water on Earth, and a Journey into Its Past
Solo sailors are widely known to be a breed apart, and here's an unforgettable book that shows just how wide a berth they give themselves from the crowds. Several years ago, Miles Hordern, a schoolteacher by training---though he had run away to sea a few times before---set sail on a twenty-eight-foot boat from New Zealand to South America, the largest uninterrupted stretch of water on earth, and into the dominion of icebergs, cyclones, and swells of monumental proportions. The trip would take him through the fjords of Patagonia, one of the last uncharted areas in the world, then north on the Peru Current before he began his homeward voyage.
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SAILING THE PACIFIC: A Voyage Across the Longest Stretch of Water on Earth, and a Journey into Its PastUser Review - Kirkus
A British-born newcomer describes his pleasant, single-handed sailing mooch across an unequalled expanse of water, the Southern Ocean between New Zealand and South America.Hordern's remarkably ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - martyb - LibraryThing
This account details more of the unpleasant, i.e. realistic aspects of sailing. For example, he tells of how his skin dries out and acquires ridges of salt that trail over his body. He writes of the ... Read full review