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To Venture Further: An Incredible Boat Journey Across the Waterways of Thailand

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In this memorable exploit from a master storyteller, legendary sailor Tristan Jones makes an exceedingly difficult passage through the infamous Kra Penninsula in a small fishing boat.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 25th 1992 by Sheridan House (first published March 28th 1991)
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Tuck
Jul 12, 2010 Tuck rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
author has done (and not done some things he said he did) some incredible things over his life, sailing across south america, west to east, yes, over the andes. in this, he sails across thailand, with his crew of disabled thai, through dry rivers, over dams, under dragons. well, ok, the dragons part not entirely accurate. but hella sail boat adventures are had in all jones books.
Ryan
Nov 06, 2012 Ryan rated it liked it
Even though Jones fabricates or embellishes some details and even though he's not the best writer technically (I say that like I know what I'm talking about, but I really don't), I still love the hell out of this book. At some point, I even looked up old newspaper articles online just so I could make myself believe that these kids could actually cross the Kra (they did). While I preferred "Somewhere East of Suez", this book is still a favorite.
Jane Routley
May 20, 2011 Jane Routley rated it really liked it
Subtitled - an incredible boat journey across the waterways of Thailand. What more needs to be said. Well actually the author is disabled, he has only one leg, and his crew of Thais were also disabled. A neat travel book set in a part of the world not much travelled, inspiring and there is an elephant.
Lori Mendenhall
May 30, 2016 Lori Mendenhall rated it liked it
I did not finish this book... I give it 3 stars because I think it's an interesting story and premise, however I wasn't sucked into the book because I found the author's writing style awkward and boring to read. Probably could have given it a second chance but there are too many other books out there to explore.
R.Bruce Macdonald
Jan 19, 2013 R.Bruce Macdonald rated it really liked it
Quite an inspiring tale of some of his adventures with the youth of Thailand who had been shunned due to their disabilities and were therefore considered bad karma.
David
Aug 10, 2012 David added it
Tristan Jones will always be on my Mount Rushmore of authors!
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Arthur Jones, pen name Tristan Jones was a prolific English author and mariner. His stories, mostly about sailing, are a combination of both fact and fiction, and it is rather difficult to tell these apart.
He was an illegitimate child, and was raised mainly in orphanages. He joined the Royal Navy in 1946, and se
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