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Running Away to Sea: Round the World on a Tramp Freighter

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
At a turning point in his life, George Fetherling embarked on an adventure to sail round the world on one of the last of the tramp freighters. The four-month voyage carried him 30,000 nautical miles from Europe via the Panama Canal to the South Pacific and back by way of Singapore, Indonesia, the Indian Ocean, and Suez.

Written with dash, colour, and droll humour, Fetherlin
ebook, 240 pages
Published December 15th 2008 by Dundurn (first published January 1st 2008)
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Pat Borghesan
I picked up this ostensibly "travel" book as a quick read and was quickly captivated. This fellow, who manages to get passage on a freighter with several others sizes up the crowd and there is the usual cast of characters. Once he gets to Polynesia, the book becomes excellent commentary on both colonialism and the current state of affairs. His section on New Guinea should be required reading for anyone planning a trip there. Thoroughly enjoyable - this travel method soon to be a thing of the pas ...more
Jan 09, 2011 Kelli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book! Funny too.
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George Fetherling has been writing and publishing for more than forty-five years. One of his most popular works is Travels by Night: A Memoir, which recreates leading personalities and events in the fabled Canadian cultural renaissance of 1965–75. His most recent books are The Sylvia Hotel Poems and the novel Walt Whitman’s Secret, both published in 2010. Fetherling is also a visual artist.
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