Somewheres East of Suez

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Sheridan House, Inc., 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 252 pages
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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. In this 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 is 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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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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