Monday, September 16, 2013

Come Aboard | Eric Hiscock

This book was written in 1978 about Eric and his wife Susan's third circumnavigation of the globe. They sailed from New Zealand to England via the Indian Ocean and Africa and then home across the Pacific doing a bit of island hopping.

And this was WAY before GPS and all the modern toys used in modern sailing. They spend a lot of time alone at sea and having done this trip three times, their observations about the changes in the oceans, ports and people are very interesting.
There is a lot of sailing detail, more than I was interested about on some pages but these I skimmed through.
A lot about rigging, sail, making stuff on the boat when things break, how to supply your boat while at different marinas... For anyone who has been on a boat or anyone who enjoys long journeys this book is great.
I'm not sure how many people are out there having these amazing adventures nowadays but Eric and his wife make it sound like a wonderful way to live and be truly free.

Really enjoyed reading it.

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