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Sailing the Pacific: A Voyage Across the Longest Stretch of Water on Earth, and a Journey into Its Past
Solo sailors are widely known to be a breed apart, and here’s an unforgettable book that shows just how wide a berth they give themselves from the crowds. Several years ago, Miles Hordern, a schoolteacher by training---though he had run away to sea a few times before---set sail on a twenty-eight-foot boat from New Zealand to South America, the largest uninterrupted stretch ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 2003)
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Hordern’s vivid and lyrical depictions of the sea are simply the best. Taking a small boat beyond sight of land is an experience hard to describe, the lure of the ocean like gazing into fire. Add to that the description of the solo sailor’s urge to simply keep on going toward the horizon makes ‘Sailing The Pacific’ an insight into a rare and grand human experience.