It's 1814 in London, and Harold Hammonds has come a long way in his 24 years. He's second officer aboard the merchant vessel "The Good Harvest", bound for Sydney with a cargo of settlers goods, topped off with a parcel of transported convicts. It's a hell voyage, ending with a storm that wrecks them on an island off the west coast of New Zealand. Should he stay? Will he claim this grand place?
A young marine biologist and his assistant suddenly find themselves able to communicate with whales at the same time the International Whaling Commission, following a twenty year moratorium, re-opens the seas to harvesting whales.
Shortly after the 1st whales are harpooned, the seas become unsafe as the leviathans of the sea begin attacking.
Imagine swimming, surrounded by hundreds of Giant Manta Rays on the Sea of Cortez, or riding the tail of a hurricane towards Hawaii while a second storm threatens to overtake your boat from behind. Become crew and the fifth crew member of this sailing family. Let Andy Gunson's witty style transport you to exotic ports, as he takes you along on a deeper journey of love, friendships and family.
This ebook has been developed by sailing experts to help people get started in this great sport, sailing.
All the information and guidance is here in a step by step format, giving the new comers to sailing the theory and confidence to take those next steps forward, getting out on the water.
If you are new to sailing, then this is a must to get you started in this fantastic sport.
Travel the Southern California coastline from San Diego to Santa Cruz with Leo, a man on a mission, and "Little Mike", his unintentional canine companion. Enjoy the wondrous beaches, quiet coves and a tale crafted so cleverly you'll reach for your car keys to meet them in San Simeon.
In 2005 we began realizing our long-cherished dream of thumbing our way through the world. We had neither fixed plans, nor any specific destination. All we needed to guide us along the streets of this world was our intuition, which we followed to hundreds of people's private houses out there in the unknown. A journey full of adventures, joy, love, and compassion, meant to be shared with the world.
A wonderfully unorthodox account of a transatlantic voyage and European cruise by a young woman who, though married to a sailor, has no desire to be a "salt" and who may be the best writer the sea has produced in a very long time.
A Dolphin Book of the Month Club selection.
When Kim, Jazzymyne and their cat leave Los Angeles, California on New Year's Day they have no idea where the wind will take them. Their second day at sea they are caught in a violent storm. They struggle back to land and upon attempting to anchor near an island off the coast of Mexico, Kim breaks her hand. Conflict looms when Jazzymyne tires of the hardships and wants to go home.
Logan Roberts risks everything to sail his ketch, Caroline, in a single-handed, round the world race. Along the way, he encounters danger and death, loyalty and betrayal, love and life on a voyage of spiritual awakening and self-discovery.