Somewheres East of Suez

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Sheridan House, Inc., Feb 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 252 pages
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Sailing 8,000 miles from Istanbul to Thailand, from tourist- and terrorist-dominated eastern Mediterranean ports to African outposts peopled with famine refugees, Jones maintains the unique perspective of one who has felt little of society's restraints; his acerbic wit suffers no fools, offering biting social commentary. After barely escaping with his life in South Yemen, he sets off for the Far East, determined to prevail against any difficulties, 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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Contents

Maps
11
Prologue
13
The Levant
17
The Golden Horn
19
The WineDark Sea
30
Europe Starts Here
42
Limbering Up
54
Magnificent Munificence
65
Of Crows and Hawks
115
Yachting and Hanging On
127
Gate Tears and Epithet
139
There Arent No Ten Commandments
151
Free
167
An a Man Can Raise a Thirst
180
Beneath the Awnings
193
The Temple Bells Are Callin
207

Madam You Have It
77
Rerunning the Gauntlet
89
Where the Best Is Like the Worse
91
The Sudanese Reefs
103
The Wind Is in the Palm Trees
232
Epilogue
247
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About the author (1999)

Tristan Jones was born at sea aboard his fatheris sailing ship off of the cape of Tristan da Cunha. He joined the Royal Navy at the age of fourteen, and spent his entire life at sea. He sailed a record 400,000 miles during his career with the navy and on a delivery yacht and has gone on several ambitious journeys on his own small ships. For the last few years of his life, he retired to Phuket, Thailand aboard his cruising trimaran. He passed away in 1995. Jones wrote many books about his remarkable life, including Saga of a Wayward Sailor and The Incredible Voyage. In 2003, Ragged Mountain Press published an unauthorized biography, Wayward Sailor: In Search of the Real Tristan Jones.

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