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it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating details ·  6 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In 2001, sixty-year old author Doann Houghton-Alico and her husband embarked on a ten-year sailing circumnavigation visiting forty-one countries and sailing over 43,000 nautical miles. As an award-winning author of both technical books and poetry, she brings her love of research into the tangents of the stories she encountered and her lyrical voice to create a picture of t ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published June 15th 2014 by Sunstone Press (first published June 1st 2014)
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Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I traveled across North America, without roots, for nine years. And when it came time to settle, I knew I had changed. How would a similar time on water change Doann Houghton-Alico, I wondered, as I began to read her book, Voice of a Voyage: Rediscovering the World during a Ten-Year Circumnavigation?

While my mode of travel was a 22 by 7.5-foot motorhome that I called Gypsy Lee, the author's was a 63 by 15.5-foot specially designed sailing vessel dubbed Bali Ha'i III. While our method of travel w
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Anthony Stancomb
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is certainly a great read for any traveller, and for many others, too.. There are an awful lot of turgid travel books out there, many of which I’ve had to read, so it’s refreshing to come across such a delightful account of a ten year sail round the world ttells you so much about the places they visit and so much about the human condition.
The writing, for one thing, is a joy. There’s not a clunky phrase in the whole book – but then the author is a poet. There’s also a sprinkling of he
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Sharon Aldridge
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: travelers, those interested in other islands and sea creatures.
This book was so much more then expected. The history and sea life of all the places,Doann Houghton-Alice, visited, the adventures,some dangerous. This book will be one to look back to, as a reference after reading. Excellent book!
Rosalie Turner
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a must-read book! Doann Houghton-Alico has brought the world to the reader in a beautifully written, lyrical way. Her adventures are amazing as she and her husband sailed around the world over a period of ten years in their sailboat - from terrifying, to poignant, to amusing. This is a perfect book for book clubs as discussion could cover a myriad of topics - environmental issues, cultures, marine life, animals, birds,pirates etc. as well as issues such as courage, inner strength, and wo ...more
Denise
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
At first this book seemed a little more negative than necessary, consistently focusing on what had been lost at each of the stops along the way, but as it progressed the tone shifted and the stories and even the poems really started to grow on me. In the end, I'm so glad the writer put it all down, the good and the bad. What an amazing journey she made, especially inspiring to me because she was in her 60s when she started her circumnavigation.
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