The book describes the adventures encountered during the voyage in Sailing Alone Around the World now considered a classic of travel literature. It is a wonderful adventure story from the Age of Sail.
Great Salty Old Book
What a great read for the sailors in all of us. Takes us back to a time which defined true adventurers and make us realize how dependent we are on modern life.
A thrilling diary of sailing and touring. Captures the charms of many places long since changed, and the excitement of single-handedly facing waves the size of apartment buildings in a boat smaller than a snug cottage. Slocum had sailed the world several times over before starting this adventure, so his eye was trained to capture the kinds of remarkable details that thrill travelers and homebodies alike.
Sailing Alone Around the World
By Skipper Constellation
It is a classic for a reason. This is a must read for all those seeking to be a yatchsman. To hold the wind on your beam while tracking the course you set is to command your destiny. This book shows how man did so over a hundred years ago.
Such a great book, written by a true man who lived his life to the fullest. Working on boats myself, Mr. Slouch really touched on sea-based experiences that we all have on the ocean that I previously thought as indescribable. Beautiful book, I recommend it to all that will have enough money to buy a sailboat after finishing, because you will want to sail the world in this man's wake afterwards.