This is the second book by the bestselling author of Slow Boat to the Bahamas, Linus Wilson. Dr. Wilson got his doctorate in financial economics at Oxford University.
Author: Linus Wilson
Do you dream of sailing around the world in a sailboat? Do you have a business or career you don't want to sacrifice for that dream? Do you have kids in school? You don't need to quit your job, sell your house, and take the kids out of school to complete a circumnavigation of the globe in a sailboat. You don't have to wait until you are retired to sail for the South Pacific. This book tells you how you can do it without uprooting your life by taking as little as two months per year off to sail the trade winds. Circumnavigating the globe in a sailboat is on par with scaling Mount Everest in terms of its rarity. Many potential circumnavigators are hobbled by misconceptions about the journey that mountaineers lack when climbing to the top of the world. It is said, "I want to circumnavigate to see the world." Nevertheless, successful trade wind circumnavigators don't see the world. Instead, they travel on a narrow ribbon around it stopping mostly at a narrow range of countries that are downwind. Lack of focus causes many more failed circumnavigations than storms at sea. The conventional wisdom is that you need to quit your job, sell your house, and live on the boat year-round. The reality is that even retirees circumnavigating full-time keep their boat in port half of the year because of the demands of cyclone season. There is no good way to elude the November to April cyclone season that dominates 60 percent of the trade-wind circumnavigation route. The mad rush from the eastern Caribbean to the "safe" ports in New Zealand and Australia in a single calendar year is misguided. It sets cruisers up for hard, upwind ocean passages in future years and saps the resolve of their crews. A better solution is to haul out their boats in the South Pacific and fly back to their homes in the developed world during the cyclone season. It makes more sense to keep one's job and home and take annual two-to-six month leaves of absences to move the boat forward during the cruising season. This allows the sailors to earn more outside the cruising season. Further, they can maintain the careers and businesses which they have built over many years. Further, cruisers still have a job or business to come back to if they decide that the cruise is not for them. Pursuing a part-time circumnavigation is likely to be far less costly to cruisers' long-term earnings than totally severing ties to one's job or business. Going back to their homes on land is much more comfortable than living aboard, while waiting for cyclone season to pass. The most modest land-based accommodations are typically more comfortable than the most luxurious sailboat in port. Finally, part-time circumnavigations avoid many problems with educating school age children and obtaining necessary parts. Learn about the trade-wind route around the world with stops in Panama, the Galapagos, the Marquesas, Tahiti, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Australia, Mauritius, Chagos, Madagascar, South Africa, St. Helena, Brazil, and the eastern Caribbean. Learn why the Pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden have NOT made circumnavigating the globe harder. This is the second book by the bestselling author of Slow Boat to the Bahamas, Linus Wilson. Dr. Wilson got his doctorate in financial economics at Oxford University. He sails an Island Packet 31' with his wife, daughter, and four pound poodle. He has been published in Cruising Outpost and Good Old Boat magazines. To learn more about the author's adventures, boat repair tips, free chapters and books, subscribe to his newsletter at www.slowboatsailing.com.
Jesse also wanted to try to break the time record for someone of his age for sailing around the world. Inspired by Paul Kelly's song, 'From Little Things Big
Things Grow', Jesse took up a part-time job delivering pamphlets to raise money
and at ...
He phoned me recently to say that he had landed a job as first officer on Adele, a
180-foot sailing yacht with a crew of eight, which will be sailing from Australia to
Europe. ... Lesley is teaching and they both work part-time so they are able to
spend time with their children and each other. ... Edmond and Yossi on
Surcoufreached Australia safely but then had to change their plan to sail around the world and ...
Author: Graham Morse
Fifty-five islands, nineteen countries, seventeen thousand miles ... and one amazing adventure. A fascinating story of four sailors who discovered the magic of the South Pacific ... and the islands time forgot After recovery from a serious illness, Graham Morse vowed to achieve his dream of sailing across the South Pacific with his wife, Janet, and reliving the adventures of his boyhood heroes, Captain Cook, Thor Heyerdahl, and Christian Fletcher. They had expected to find some of the most beautiful islands in the world, and were not disappointed. But they were surprised to find a world where life has changed very little in two hundred years, and where the people have very different values than his own society, and however poor, take pleasure in giving. But sadly it is a world on the cusp of change. Travel with them as they discover the mysteries of ancient Polynesian culture, are welcomed into the homes of humble people, meet fascinating characters, are invited to village feasts, work with black pearl farmers, and swim with seals, sharks, and whales. The voyage --which took them across the world's largest ocean --was not without its dangers, incident, and tragedy. The Islands Time Forgot is not just for sailors who yearn to make such a voyage, but for all armchair travelers who have dreamed about the South Pacific that only a sailing boat can reach.
Instead of limiting our lives with the many reasons not to sail around the world we
had found one good Reason Why we ... I was working long hours; Nichola was
juggling the childcare, running our home, and managing her own part-time work.
Author: Caspar Craven
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
In June 2009, Caspar and Nichola created a plan to sail around the world with their young children. Most people thought they were crazy. But over the past seven years they've embraced every moment of this momentous chapter of their lives. Five years of planning – the vision, the values, the practicalities, the realities, the excitement, the highs, the lows and the seemingly adventure-stopping obstacles – led to two wonderful years of living their dream – the magical and the scary; enjoying life and learning as a family. This is Caspar's story. It's a story of a fabulous sailing adventure but it's also so much more than that – it's an inspirational tale for all those wishing they could do the same; it's a practical guide to show you just how you can make it happen; it's a motivational story of leadership and teamwork within a family; and it's a funny, heart-warming tale of slightly unconventional family life. The fascinating narrative of Caspar's story is accompanied by useful text features such as tip boxes, sidebars and chapter summaries, so that the reader can easily extrapolate the necessary nuggets about how they can make the dream a reality.
Around. the. World. for. No. plans. for. ushering. in. the. year. 2000? These. folks.
joined. a. rally. /~ Looking for an exotic and far-flung ... On August 23, the first of
three global rally groups organized by the World Cruising Club set sail from
Ashkelon, Israel, at the ... sail with friends and part-time with two of their adult
Author: Henry Coleman FolkardPublish On: 2012-10-06
It is a well-known maxim in sailing to windward to 'keep her full,' that is, to keep
the sails full of wind and not allow any part of them to quiver, for a shaking or
quivering sail is, at the time, of but little assistance to the boat. In beating to
Author: Henry Coleman Folkard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography.
When he and Terrie first set off to sail around the world in their newly finished
boat, they found disappointment in the ... Shorter periods away from home allow
the children to catch up in school while Nigel works full time from his home office.
The sport and art of sailing has a long history around the world, both as a form of
transport and as a recreational activity. ... Even part-time amateur sailors can
become quite devoted to their time on the sea, with the thought of retiring to Sailing ...
Author: Rodney P. Carlisle
Publisher: SAGE Publications
CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 "This ground-breaking resource is strongly recommended for all libraries and health and welfare institutional depots; essential for university collections, especially those catering to social studies programs." —Library Journal, STARRED Review Children and adults spend a great deal of time in activities we think of as "play," including games, sports, and hobbies. Without thinking about it very deeply, almost everyone would agree that such activities are fun, relaxing, and entertaining. However, play has many purposes that run much deeper than simple entertainment. For children, play has various functions such as competition, following rules, accepting defeat, choosing leaders, exercising leadership, practicing adult roles, and taking risks in order to reap rewards. For adults, many games and sports serve as harmless releases of feelings of aggression, competition, and intergroup hostility. The Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. Its scope encompasses leisure and recreational activities of children and adults throughout the ages, from dice games in the Roman Empire to video games today. With more than 450 entries, these two volumes do not include coverage of professional sports and sport teams but, instead, cover the hundreds of games played not to earn a living but as informal activity. All aspects of play—from learning to competition, mastery of nature, socialization, and cooperation—are included. Simply enough, this Encyclopedia explores play played for the fun of it! Key Features Available in both print and electronic formats Provides access to the fascinating literature that has explored questions of psychology, learning theory, game theory, and history in depth Considers the affects of play on child and adult development, particularly on health, creativity, and imagination Contains entries that describe both adult and childhood play and games in dozens of cultures around the world and throughout history Explores the sophisticated analyses of social thinkers such as Huizinga, Vygotsky, and Sutton-Smith, as well as the wide variety of games, toys, sports, and entertainments found around the world Presents cultures as diverse as the ancient Middle East, modern Russia, and China and in nations as far flung as India, Argentina, and France Key Themes Adult Games Board and Card Games Children's Games History of Play Outdoor Games and Amateur Sports Play and Education Play Around the World Psychology of Play Sociology of Play Toys and Business Video and Online Games For a subject we mostly consider light-hearted, play as a research topic has generated an extensive and sophisticated literature, exploring a range of penetrating questions. This two-volume set serves as a general, nontechnical resource for academics, researchers, and students alike. It is an essential addition to any academic library.
My reckoning was up, and springing aloft, I saw from half-way up the mast
cocoanut-trees standing out of the water ... days I had not spent altogether more
than three hours at the helm, including the time occupied in beating into Keeling
Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Sports & Recreation
"One of the most readable books in the whole library of adventure." — Sports Illustrated. Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in small boat. Pirates, perils, witty observations, stories. 67 illustrations. "A literary gem, adroitly and engagingly written." — National Fisherman.
For Linda it was a trip back in time, to an almost unbelievable night nearly seven
months ago. ... inherited $20,000,and had already givenaway morethan half,
planned todrive to thetip of South America, buy aboat, and sail around the world.
Author: Vincent Bugliosi
Publisher: Random House
Category: True Crime
Part Five: "Now is the time for Helter Skelter" - Charles Manson Manson family member Linda Kasabian becomes a key witness for the case, recalling the night the murders were committed in detail. Charles Manson’s positioning as a Christ like figure for his followers is revealed in its full extent, as his followers treat the violence as a game. This terrifying new part will delve into the case built around Charles Manson and the kind of man he truly was.
Who is a part - time poet or closet actor ? Who took a year off to sail around the world or go on a pro tour ? The Journal provides news for all of Maryland's
lawyers and not just legal news . Without reporters , we can only print the news
that its ...
... boats could sail under it. a struggle where people or animals try to hurt each
other As soon as Nina put down the food, the dogs began to fight over who would
eat first. a part of time that is sixty seconds long; there are sixty minutes in an hour
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group
Bring The Classics To Life Series. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells. Readers will embrace the notion of Crusoe's lonely reflections, the psychological reactions of a Civil War soldier at Chancellorsville, and the tragedy of the Jacobite Cause in 18th Century Scotland. Knowledge of Classics is a cultural necessity and these will improve fluency, vocabulary and comprehension through a high Interest / low readability format. Each eBookis divided into 10 short high quality illustrated chapters - Was written using McGraw-Hill's Core Vocabulary - Has been measured by the Fry Readability Formula - Defines and uses in context new vocabulary, prior to each chapter.
How My Retirement Turned into a Ten-Year Sail Around the World Robert S.
Ashton. For the next several days we had light winds and spent part of the time
motoring. It was slow, yet relatively pleasant. The Gulf Stream, known for heavy ...
Author: Robert S. Ashton
Category: Sports & Recreation
The sun was setting and the only place to anchor was at the entrance to a small stream. With anchor down, we jumped into a dinghy to explore the dense jungle the stream penetrated. After a hundred yards or so, we stopped the outboard. Now the fauna slowly recovered from our racket and jungle noises began: bugs, birds, and mystery sounds. We saw colorful parrots and then-by the hundreds-the brilliant scarlet ibis. Then monkeys! Totally quiet, they watched us intently, warily, irritated by our encroachment into their world.
... manner of strange , clumsy craft . If you are used to travel on the vast seas ,
where a sail a week is a rapture , this presence of many ships is a consolation . It
takes away the selfishness of sea life and makes you think that you are a part of
the real world . ... He had found the Great Wall . By careful looking through the
glasses , in time we saw it — a thick , brown , irregular line that crumbled into the
Author: John Russell Young
Publisher: JHU Press
After leaving the office of the presidency in 1877, Ulysses S. Grant embarked on a journey worthy of his legendary namesake, an around-the-world tour that took him from Europe to the Middle East and Asia over two and one-half years. Accompanying Grant was journalist John Russell Young, a wartime associate who was working in Europe as a correspondent for the New York Herald when Grant first arrived in England. On assignment for the Herald, Young joined the former president's entourage and faithfully recorded every detail of the grand tour -- the sightseeing, official visits, travel conditions, and Grant's candid discussions with heads of state and other notables about the Civil War and other matters of state. So far from home, Grant felt free to speak his mind about his fellow Union officers, his Confederate adversaries, and the conduct of the war, at far more length than he would in his celebrated but close-to-the-vest memoirs. These salty reminiscences of the war give this travelogue its greatest importance for posterity. First published in two volumes in 1879, Young's account has been carefully abridged by historian Michael Fellman and is now available to modern readers in a single volume that, besides his adventures abroad, distills Grant's unvarnished memories and judgments of his wartime and executive experiences. We read Grant's opinions of such Civil War figures as Stonewall Jackson ("Jackson's fame as a general depends upon achievements gained before his generalship was tested, before he had a chance of matching himself with a really great commander."); George McClellan ("It has always seemed to me that the critics of McClellan do not consider this vast and cruel responsibility--the war, a new thing to all of us, the army new, everything to do from the outset, with a restless people and Congress."); and Joe Johnston ("I have had nearly all of the Southern generals in high command in front of me, and Joe Johnston gave me more anxiety than any of the others. I was never half so anxious about Lee... Take it all in all, the South, in my opinion, had no better soldier than Joe Johnston."). An intimate portrait of one of America's most brilliant--and thoughtful--military men, Around the World with General Grant is a classic work of American journalism and history. It is also a vivid and insightful travel book, filled with reflections on exotic places and on Western, particularly British, imperialism as America was on the reluctant verge of entering the world stage.
And so we sot sail, but ship andshore and boundless waterall looked beautiful
and gayto me. ... bearin' us along with 'em every time, up and down, down and up
, and part of the timeour furniture and our stomachs would foller 'em and sway, ...
... a We made sail , from noon on Monday the 3d to noon on Tuesday the 4th ,
standing to the westward , and all the time ... At half an hour after one in the
morning of the next day , we passed a small island which bore from us N. N. W. ,
With some discussion , they discover that their ultimate goal is to write a book
about their venture of sailing around the ... to get married ; 5 . to enter graduate
school on a part - time basis ; 6 . to save enough money for a house down
Author: William R. ForstchenPublish On: 2014-02-11
I haven't spent a dime the entire time I've been up here other than to send flowers
to my mom and dad each month. ... explorers from your Europe, set sail around the world on a journey that would take years. I know your ... Some came up on
distant shores half a world away and decided, 'Here is my place; here I shall stay.
Author: William R. Forstchen
Publisher: Tor Books
From William Forstchen, the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After, comes Pillar to the Sky, a towering epic to rank with Douglas Preston's Blasphemy and Michael Crichton's Prey... Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Only four people can prevent global chaos. Gary Morgan—a brilliant, renegade scientist is pilloried by the scientific community for his belief in a space elevator: a pillar to the sky, which he believes will make space flight fast, simple and affordable. Eva Morgan—a brilliant and beautiful scientist of Ukranian descent, she has had a lifelong obsession to build a pillar to the sky, a vertiginous tower which would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever. Erich Rothenberg—the ancient but revered rocket-scientist who labored with von Braun to create the first rockets and continued on to build those of today. A legend, he has mentored Gary and Eva for two decades, nurturing and encouraging their transcendent vision. Franklin Smith—the eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire who will champion their cause, wage war with Congress and government bureaucracy and most important, finance their herculean undertaking. The Goddard Space Flight Center—the novel's pre-eminent hero, it's enormous army of scientists, engineers and astronauts will design, machine, and build the space elevator. They will fight endless battles and overcome countless obstacles every step of the way. This journey to the stars will not be easy—a tumultuous struggle filled with violence and heroism, love and death, spellbinding beauty and heartbreaking betrayal. The stakes could not be higher. Humanity's salvation will hang in the balance. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
I had an uneventful drive around the bay, got off Route 195 in Fairhaven, and
took the Saab down the main drag past a doughnut shop and and a package ...
It's a residential part of town now, as it was when Slocum resurrected himself. Time had taken his profession—he was a captain of sail when sail was fading—
but he was defiant: he banged away ... Of course he'd already been around the world.
Author: Daniel Robb
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
Now in paperback, Daniel Robb’s Sloop proves he “is a craftsman… with words as well as with a hammer, as he constructs a charming tale that both details the technical nature of boatbuilding and captures the essence of the past, present, and future of a New England maritime community” (Publishers Weekly). • Interest in the environment and ecology: Daniel robb decided to restore his family’s well-worn wooden sailboat in appreciation for its craftsmanship and out of respect for the environment for which it was intended. Sloop’s tribute to the simple life and one’s environment will resonate with sailing enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship. • Timeless values: robb voices an ethic in which things are valued and appreciated, especially well-designed objects that still have years of useful life in them. While die-hard sailors or woodworking fanatics will love this book, robb’s skill as a writer also makes this a fascinating read for anyone. His humorous account of his on-the-job learning experience and of the eccentric characters who share his values and helped him will delight readers. “Robb writes of his painstaking restoration of a rotted 12½- foot herreshoff that had floated on memory and emotion, and finally again on water.…a gem.” —David Mehegan, The Boston Globe “Whether you’re an old-time boat builder, a wooden boat enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates words woven together masterfully, you’ll enjoy Sloop.” —Kathleen Szmit, Barnstable Patriot Author of Crossing the Water, Daniel Robb has been an editor of academic journals, a teacher, a political consultant on a congressional campaign, and a proprietor of a literary services business. He has also worked at sea on schooners, taught sailing, and raced in national competitions. Robb lives in Pelham, Massachusetts.
Use time expressions to help your reader follow the order of events ( but try to
think of other expressions besides then and next ) . ... Jesse was only 17 years
old when he set off on his own to sail around the world , Use the notes below to
write a short recount about Jesse . ... around - the - world journey , published in
2000 • Did school work , answered emails from schoolchildren , played guitar •
Worst part ...
Author: Kristine Brown
Publisher: Pascal Press
Category: English language
Excel Basic Skills: English Workbook Year 6 will help you wi th the writing you do every day at school - in English and in other subj ects. Each chapter looks at a different type of writing. Some are imagin ative text types such as narratives and poems whereas others are factual text types such as reports and explanations. It is best to work through the book from Chapter 1 to the end, because in this way you will build on skills from one chapter to the next. The Excel series of English Workbooks for Years 3- ...6 will help primary school s tudents with the reading and writing they do every day at school - %in English and in other subjects. Each chapter is set out as a separate uni t of work covering a different type of writing (etext type,,) and conta ins exercises that relate to that particular text type. In this b ook you will find: eleven chapters, each set out as a unit of work covering a particular text type (such as narratives, letters, sp eeches and information reports), including a chapter on writing for scho ol projects exercises and activities in each chapter which are directly linked to the text type covered practice in skills suc h as spelling, grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and comprehension interesting and relevant sample texts, including many written by Year 6 students, with important features highlighted answers to all questions at the back of the book