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An engaging story that you won't want to put down.... An excellent story about the fine art of sailing, self reliance and simpler times ... although in my opinion, there was nothing simple about it... I would never dream of doing something like that....
Well worth reading.
An awesome book if there ever was one. This guy was the first to do something that seemed impossible at the time. He did it in a boat he made by himself, with inadequate equipment, almost no money, and had some of the more famous "bad luck" icons showing up throughout his trip. He had to sail through The Straights of Magellan twice! And yet he never once brags in this whole book. The writing may seem boring to some, but if you get through the first part, the story is well worth it! I highly recommend this book.