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6 edition of Sailing Alone around the World found in the catalog.

Sailing Alone around the World

  • 242 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Shambhala .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sailing,
  • Travel writing,
  • Science,
  • Discovery And Exploration (General),
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Action & Adventure,
  • Fiction / Adventure,
  • Earth Sciences - Geography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8845967M
    ISBN 101590302664
    ISBN 109781590302668
    OCLC/WorldCa60371419

    His adventures in between are recounted in this best-selling book. The author then goes on to tell of his dedication and hard work invested in rebuilding an old sloop which he subsequently named Spray. All IP addresses in Germany are blocked. Let me just try to summarize a few of the highlights: "I was married to my cousin and I left everyone to sail around the world by myself.

    A fantastic sailor and marvellous aviator, Sir Francis Chichester is a true inspiration. However, the boy found the scent of salt air much more alluring than the smell of shoe leather. This edition complete with all of the original Thomas Fogarty illustrations of Captain Slocum's story will prove as enjoyable and thrilling to the present generation of Americans as it was to our fathers and grandfathers. Despite all hands pumping and bailing, by midnight the seas were extinguishing the fires in the boilers which were kept alight only by throwing on rounds of pork fat and tables and chairs from the vessel. But that story has been told.

    Early on the morning of July 20 I saw Pico looming above the clouds on the starboard bow. I had read somewhere of a fishing-schooner hooking her anchor into a whale, and being towed a long way and at great speed. This was grand sailing. Lower lands burst forth as the sun burned away the morning fog, and island after island came into view. One great feature about ship's cooking is that one's appetite on the sea is always good—a fact that I realized when I cooked for the crew of fishermen in the before-mentioned boyhood days.


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His adventures include capsizing off the Cape of Good Hope, starving in the Amazon, and dodging snipers on the Red Sea. It has been reprinted several times and has even been required reading in many schools.

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He looked me over carefully, and said, "'What an example of patience! Apart from being an exceptional mariner, Slocum is an equally talented narrator, as he depicts events which are not only entertaining to read, but also hold great historical and cultural significance considering the time of his journey.

The book includes vivid descriptions; it is a compelling and haunting journey of desperate survival — utterly absorbing from start to finish.

An international best-seller, the book became a great influence and inspiration to travelers from each corner of the globe. He took pride in the fact that the Spray sailed miles west across the Pacific without his once touching the helm.

Project Gutenberg updates its listing of IP addresses approximately monthly. The book was lavishly illustrated. Well written and engaging to the very last page, Sailing Alone Around the World is one of the finest examples of travel literature ever written.

On their second attempt they were once again capsized and dismasted. This is an autobiography that celebrates the achievements and personal triumphs of a man who really new how to live life to the full.

Against incredible odds Lord Cochrane defeats numerous ships during the Napoleonic era. He was attempting to become the first ever person to sail around the world non-stop. This block will remain in place until legal guidance changes.

In Samoa, he was visited by Mrs. Rather than sell the boat, she took her 3 young children and dog on summer sojourns exploring the pristine BC coast with nothing but her wits to rely on.

It was this tiny boat that accompanied Slocum on his monumental single-man voyage. He was awakened in the middle of the night by yelps of pain. He devised a system of lashing the wheel into what a later era might call a kind of mechanical autopilot.

Across the Atlantic he sailed, but chased by Moorish pirates off Gibraltar, he decided to circle Cape Horn instead and go around the world the other way! It took nearly 30 years before Nick Ward was able to retell the story. Share There are few things better in life than reading a good sailing book whilst sailing!

He would become the first person to make a one-stop round the world circumnavigation. He is driven by an insatiable passion that as a reader can become quite contagious.

Kruger was incensed when one of his officials described Slocum's voyage as "around the world," since his religious beliefs convinced him that the world was flat! With no money and very little skill John Wray sets about building his own yacht, cobbles together some crew and then sets sail on a Pacific adventure.

Most recently updated: January 28, About Sailing Alone around the World. The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas – the first man to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly. Joshua Slocum’s autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the most remarkable – and entertaining – travel narratives of all time.

A Journey Alone Around the World By Sail and By Foot By: James Baldwin to Google Earth to try to follow the route and was thrilled to discover an app that shows the entire course around the world, along with quotes from the book.

If you want to get the most from the book, I'd suggest you do this as well. A sailing memoir written by seaman and adventurer Joshua Slocum, who was the first person to sail around the world alone, documents his epic solo circumnavigation. An international best-seller, the book became a great influence and inspiration to travelers from each corner of the globe.5/5(10).

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LibraryThing Review User Review - hmskip - LibraryThing. Simply written, but great literature. Captain Slocum simply went around the world in a one-man ship, 19 feet long, and kept me thoroughly entertained with the story of it.4/5(13). Feb 27,  · The first to sail around the world alone in recorded history(not Sir Francis Chichester).

Top of the Mariners Library since he made the voyage. Kaiser Wilhelm said that he liked the book "because it never displayed any fear" in what must have been-in parts-a harrowing journey.5/5(2). Nov 02,  · Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone in a small boat.

He personally rebuilt an metre sloop-rigged fishing boat that .