Books tagged: sailing adventures

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Idiot Afloat, Book II, Cuba, Bothwell and Boot Key Harbor: The Cruiser’s Divided Life
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,610. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
This was the windy winter of 2003-4, when Sharon sailed, changing crew along the way and often alone in the Bahamas, Cuba and to the Florida Keys. It is also the story of how a little 1945 Bothwell house became a cozy retreat for the time away from sailing. As a live-aboard in Boot Key Harbor, she got to know the eccentrics and artists there. And who could forget those scary hurricanes of 2005?
The Glass Dragon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,800. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
One man's tale of surviving cancer and fulfilling a childhood dream for sailing a 25 foot Coronado solo from New York to Florida.
Jagular Goes Everywhere: (mis)Adventures in a $300 Sailboat (illustrated version)
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,290. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
With a steadfastly contrarian sensibility and a lively appreciation of both the profound and the absurd, Tom Pamperin sets out with his cantankerous sidekick Jagular (a fourteen-foot sailboat he built from cheap plywood, a 2x4 mast, and a $20 tarp for a sail) on a series of sail and oar (mis)adventures ranging from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.
The Fog and Tunnel Vision
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 by Soapbox Rising Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing, Nonfiction » Transportation » Navigation
This is a brief description of one of the hazards to be encountered when maneuvering a boat in the fog. Check out Jamie's website at http://www.jamiemcnabb.com.
Life Boat: How a century old boat and a new dream inspired an adventure of a lifetime
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,450. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Mark, Karen and the Arab, a 100-year-old leaking lifeboat, battle October gales around the Coast of England, find themselves blocked in by ice in France, take unbelievable detours, and make minor mistakes that lead to major problems. Equal parts romantic travelogue, suspense, high sea adventure and resurrection, Life Boat is one biographical voyage you won’t want to miss.
Jagular Goes Everywhere: (mis)Adventures in a $300 Sailboat
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,970. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
With a steadfastly contrarian sensibility and a lively appreciation of both the profound and the absurd, Tom Pamperin sets out with his cantankerous sidekick Jagular (a fourteen-foot sailboat he built from cheap plywood, a 2x4 mast, and a $20 tarp for a sail) on a series of sail and oar (mis)adventures ranging from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.
The Accidental Sailor
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 60,090. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
In 1976 Rod Heikell set off in Roulette, a 20 foot boat that should probably have never left the Solent, for the Mediterranean. Via the French Canals and Biscay he somehow got to the Mediterranean and sailed to Corsica, Italy and onto Greece. It records the near disasters and highs and lows of a voyage which shaped his life in ways he never imagined.He became the accidenta
Voyages Through Life: The Story of John Dunlop Allison
Price: Free! Words: 50,560. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The true adventure story of life at sea in the 19th century, of wars and wives, of gold fever and greed, of death and disease, of storms and shipwrecks all over the world. John Dunlop Allison appears to have written his memoirs in 1909, as he approached ‘the allotted life of man, three score and ten’, which were discovered and transcribed over 100 years later by his great-grandson.
Salt and Emerald - a hesitant solo voyage round Ireland and the Irish
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 138,760. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Much more than adventurous travel, this book is an exploration of Ireland and her people, past and present. Observed with humour, sensitivity and insight, it is an engrossing account of encounters and experiences - astonishingly diverse - by a seasoned travelwriter. Everything from Dervla Murphy to the Mary Celeste. A journey packed with fact and anecdote that carries you along like the tide.
Adventure on Minimum Wage
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
One of my all time favourite adventures was hitchhiking with a friend around outback Australia for less than $5. We covered over ten thousand kilometres. We were often hungry, tired, dirty and happy. This adventure taught us to give up control and to appreciate every single day as if it was our last.