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Far Out: Sailing Into A Disappearing World
by Corinna Weyreter (Goodreads Author)
Tired of their careers in the oil industry, Corinna Weyreter and Gjalt van der Zee sailed away from the rat race in search of freedom and adventure in the fabled South Pacific. Taking only what could justify its space on their 41-foot yacht, they abandoned materialism to discover how little a person really needs in order to be content. Trading with fishermen in Belize, lea ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published June 15th 2012 by Boathooks Books
(first published June 13th 2012)
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I will start by saying that I am not normally a fan of 'travelogue' style books, as they all too often come across as either too dry and boringly factual, or self-indulgent and condescending. I am delighted to report that 'Far Out: Sailing Into a Disappearing World' is guilty of neither such conceit. On the contrary, it is a beautifully written and enthralling read in which the author strikes the perfect balance between detailing her own exploits and adventures, and painting a colourful and info ...more
Very interesting saga of a couple sailing from Texas to Australia. I liked the focus on environmental issues throughout and the way the chapters led off with facts and observations from environmental groups. I didn't care for the way the author seemed condescending towards every other traveller they came across and she seemed to give everyone but themselves the dreaded "tourist" label. I enjoyed all of the Big Lebowski references and the way the author was able to look back on things with a sens ...more
Corinna Weyreter from Surrey, England, won the 1998 Bridport Prize and has had several short stories published. She worked as a petrophysicist in the oil industry for fifteen years before resigning to sail around the world with her boyfriend. Far Out: Sailing into a Disappearing World is her book about the first stage of their voyage that took them through the Western Caribbean and across the Paci ...moreMore about Corinna Weyreter...