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Blue Horizons: Dispatches from Distant Seas

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Winner Of The National Outdoor Book Award For Literature

When Beth Leonard and her partner, Evans Starzinger, returned from a three-year, 35,000 mile circumnavigation, they thought they were done with offshore voyaging. But neither realized how irrevocably they had been changed by their experience, nor how irresistible the siren song of the sea would prove. In comparison, l
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Hardcover, 179 pages
Published September 26th 2006 by International Marine Publishing (first published September 5th 2006)
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Nancy Noble
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written vignettes of a voyage around the world.
Dave
Feb 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Blue Horizons is a collection of articles originally appearing in Blue Water Sailing magazine. Presented as a series of expanded log entries or perhaps long letters home, Leonard chronicles a six year sailing adventure through the high latitudes of the northern and southern hemispheres. Blue Horizons is more than a travelogue or the story of a sailing adventure, it is one woman's journey of self-exploration as she and her partner Evan sail around the world.

Blue Horizons is a compelling read. If
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Jen
May 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sailing
This book is actually a collection of several articles that Beth Leonard wrote for a sailing magazine detailing her cruising experience. Other than possibly Bernard Moitessier, I have never read an author who so accurately describes the trials, the challenges, or the successes of the cruising life as well as Leonard does. This book should be read by anyone who is considering the cruising life. This is definitely a favorite in my sailing library.
Saadiah
Aug 17, 2007 rated it it was amazing
WARNING: this book is likely to make you want to up anchor and follow in Beth Leonard's wake to some of the most inhospitable, magnificent and remote seascapes on planet Earth. A captivating and personal account of the cruising life.
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Enjoyable, well written description of a cruising voyage. W
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