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Children of Cape Horn

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Hardcover, 242 pages
Published 1974 by Elek Books Limited
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Wayne Jordaan
Dec 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Will you sail a catamaran through from Europe through the Panama Canal to Australia and then back to England via the Magellan Strait at Cape Horn. No catamaran has ever been through the strait at the southern end of South America. Too dangerous the wellwishers said. Oh you might give it a go? Will you then take your two toddlers of nearly 1 and 3 along?' Yeah, thought as much. Well Rosie and Colin Swale did it, and after a lot of pondering on whether I would have done this, with or without child ...more
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Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Going from Gibraltar to Australia and then to England via Cape Horn is an arduous and uncommon adventure. Doing it as a couple in 1971 with two children under school age, in a fibreglass catamaran is a wonderful and even less likely story. Rosie Swale wrote a fascinating account in this book and her observations about the children and the unusual choice of boat provide a marvellous context for the details in preparation required, and the tremendous concentration expected from these folk as they ...more
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Rosie Swale-Pope
MBE, born 2 October 1946, is an author, adventurer and marathon runner, who was the first woman to sail single-handed across the Atlantic in a small boat, trekked 3,000 miles alone through Chile on horseback, and successfully completed a five-year around-the-world run, raising £250,000 for a charity that supports orphaned children in Russia[1] and to highlight the importance of early diag
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