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This is the lively story of a modern voyage under sail around cape Horn.
Soren Larsen, in company with another ship Eye of the Wind set off from Sydney and Auckland for the return voyage to Europe via the Horn, South America and the Mid-Atlantic Islands.
In this combination of sailing adventure and travelogue, Captain Jim Cottier tells an entertaining tale of people and places along the way.
NZ$30.00 + delivery.
In 1938, 18 year old Eric Newby, desperate to escape the daily grind of London working Life, signed on as an apprentice aboard the four-masted ship Moshulu. She was the largest of the 13 sailing ships which still transported grain to Australia and took part in the formidable 'grain race' on the way home.
Newby's first-hand account of the hard graft, terrible danger and enthralling beauty of the high seas, illustrated with his own vivid photographs, and recounted with his trademark wit, was also to become a classic portrait of the last days of sail. This was a voyage that launched a lifetime of adventures - and a reputation as one of the great travel writers of all time.
First published in 1956, this is re-issued paperback edition was published in 2014.
NZ$25.00 + delivery.
By Irving and Electa Johnson. Softback, 180mm x 255mm, 3256 pages. Black & White Illustrations. Reprint. First Published 1966
Exciting Adventure sailing from the Mediterranean to the Second Cataract.
The Johnsons, famous for their seven worldwide ocean sailing voyages, brought the ketch Yankee to Alexandria in Egypt to sail her up the River Nile before the new Aswan High Dam cut off traffic in the upper reaches of Nubia. Their voyage included "weird and irrational navigation" among the Egyptians, the traffic on the Nile was amazingly busy, and they don't bother with lights when sailing at night.....
Black and White Images record the voyage and some stops along the way.
NZ$55.00 + delivery.