Deep Water and Shoal

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Read Books, 2008 - Fiction - 360 pages
'There have been men before who have gone round the world, or as nearly as doesn't matter, in small sailing boats. There was Alain Gerbault and there was Capt. Slocum. But no one has ever written a book about sailing round the world as good as Mr. Robinson's... It is one of the most entrancing travel books ever written. It is so good that at this moment, late at night in a London club, I feel like "cashing in" all my available resources, abandoning my home and family, and starting out to sail round the world in a thirty foot boat, so seaworthy that it won't matter, if I go below to sleep for eight hours, lashing the helm and trusting to the Trades' J.C. Squire in the Daily TelegraphKeywords: Sailing Boats J C Squire Daily Telegraph Alain Gerbault Mr Robinson Foot Boat London Club Lashing Slocum Available Resources Late At Night Eight Hours Capt Travel Books Helm Trades

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User Review  - starkravingmad - LibraryThing

The story of an around the world sail taken in the late 1920s/1930s. The reader really feels as if he's there in many locales given the exquisite descriptions and place and people. Has me wanting to map our the route on Google Maps. Read full review

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