Yet, only six weeks later, at the age of 39, he would invest all his available assets in a patch of impenetrable jungle and spend the rest of his life there. This book traces what led Stevenson to Samoa and the origins of his famous story.
Author: Alex Capus
Publisher: Haus Publishing
Capus takes us on an exploratory journey via the loss of a Spanish vessel laden with gold and jewels in the South Seas, the burial of treasure, an ancient map, and a long and dangerous voyage across the Pacific, to prove that Robert Louis Stevenson's "treasure island" actually exists; and that it exists in a place quite different from where hordes of treasure-hunters have been seeking it for generations. In fact, he posits, it was for this reason alone that Stevenson spent the last five years of his life in Samoa. On a long trip round the Pacific islands with the idea of writing articles for American periodicals, Stevenson, travelling with his beloved wife, Fanny, and stepson Lloyd Osbourne, had no notion of stopping at Samoa when their ship made landfall in December 1889. Yet, only six weeks later, at the age of 39, he would invest all his available assets in a patch of impenetrable jungle and spend the rest of his life there. This book traces what led Stevenson to Samoa and the origins of his famous story. For facing him from this unlikely spot was another island – a conical isle, Tafahi, where legends abound, and it was, Capus suggests, this isle that would cause him to change the course of his life.
In 1982, a hobby sailor and retired geography professor named Marvin Creamer embarked on a very special circumnavigation: On his 36' steel ketch, Globe Star, Creamer and his crew ventured out into the Atlantic a few days before Christmas on ...
Author: Rod Scher
In 1982, a hobby sailor and retired geography professor named Marvin Creamer embarked on a very special circumnavigation: On his 36' steel ketch, Globe Star, Creamer and his crew ventured out into the Atlantic a few days before Christmas on the first leg of the voyage, bound for Africa. On board they carried absolutely no navigation instruments of any kind: no LORAN, no GPS or AIS (civilian versions of which did not, in any case, exist in 1982), no sextant or astrolabe, no radar . . . nothing. They didn't even have a clock on board. They had some rudimentary charts and maps of the trade winds and that was it. What they did carry with them was Marv's blue-water sailing experience and his knowledge of the Earth, the stars, and of the winds and waves. Eighteen months later, Creamer returned, having shown the world--or as much of it as was paying any attention--that one could sail around the globe without using any instruments. Creamer's intent was to prove that such a voyage could be successful, showing that ancient peoples--e.g., the Norse, the South Pacific Islanders, and possibly others--could well have traveled the world's oceans using only their brains, their five senses, and the experience of multiple generations of their seafaring ancestors. The trip was ultimately successful, but Creamer was beset by almost-constant problems. That makes for an exciting tale, and provides some exceptional examples of seafaring ingenuity and sheer determination on the part of Creamer. The author was given exclusive access to Creamer's diaries, photos, and other memorabilia by Creamer's family.
Chronicles two retirees' (Mavis and Norm Millar) circumnavigation of the North Island in four months in 1997, and the South Island in six months in 2001 with crew-member Sam Medland, as the three Christians read the Bible and prayed for New ...
Author: Mavis Millar
Chronicles two retirees' (Mavis and Norm Millar) circumnavigation of the North Island in four months in 1997, and the South Island in six months in 2001 with crew-member Sam Medland, as the three Christians read the Bible and prayed for New Zealand at each landfall.
Sailing. On. Starlight. Whatever dreams Adrian Smith might have had about acquiring the medallions and traveling through time, he kept to himself.
Author: F. H. Wallace
An Adventure that Spans Time and the Sea from the South Coast of Maine to the Lands Behind the Northern Lights Sim Spotswood decides not to keep his after school appointment with Dr. McCreedy to get his teeth straightened. Instead he wanders to the clam flats where Lost River meets the sea and where a Viking ship, unearthed from the silt of a thousand years, sits like the skeleton of a dragon in its cofferdam. Sim discovers buried in the sand, a small medallion the size of a half dollar. That he should be the one to find it is no accident. At least Dr. Asneath Plever of the Smithsonian doesn't think so. Nor does Winifred Hazel Chit, the Witch of thunderhead Cliff who has waited one hundred and eleven years for Sim to undertake the adventure that now unfolds. As more of the medallions appear Sim encounters other searchers including Splitface and Gold-Tipped-Smith who know the power of the Starlight Medallions and want them for themselves. Sim, who has never known his father, lies at night on the widows walk of his home with his dog, Walter, watching the celestial canopy, waiting for a shooting star upon which he can make his wish, the same wish he has made every night for a long as he has known the words of the wishing verse. Now as he travels with the Starlight Medallions to places where no one has gone before, it seems that wish may come true.
Beautiful High-Resolution Photos New calendars for 2020 featuring eye-catching cover photos, glossy softcovers, and interiors with thick, white #60 weight paper to prevent ink bleed through.
Author: Simple Journals
Beautiful High-Resolution Photos New calendars for 2020 featuring eye-catching cover photos, glossy softcovers, and interiors with thick, white #60 weight paper to prevent ink bleed through. Featuring: Daily Pages for January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 6am to 8pm Hourly spaces to write in each day Notes section at bottom of each daily page Year-at-a-glance pages for 2020 & 2021 Contact Information page Notes page Get organized for 2020 and get your calendar planner today!
A little known backwater of the history of the Great War is vividly rendered by a great story-teller - the central characters and events of this book are based on fact, but their surroundings and experiences are richly drawn from the author ...
Author: Alex Capus
Publisher: Haus Pub
Ordered by the Kaiser to dismantle and reassemble a steam ship on Lake Tanganyika on the eve of World War I, three German shipbuilders are challenged by the exotic landscape's distractions, colonial violence, two dilapidated gun-boats and a sea battle between German and British forces. Reprint.
Author: Jeffrey Aaron MillerPublish On: 2014-02-01
“A place where rocks go sailing by, sailing by,” Mary said. “Riddles,” Vera said, with a look of disgust. “I hate riddles. Where do rocks go sailing by?
Author: Jeffrey Aaron Miller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
After the events of Mary of the Aether and Mary of Shadows, Mary Lanham is on the run, desperate to stay one step ahead of the terrible Devourers who pursue her by the dark of night. She flees through lonely places, following country roads, passing through tiny towns and trying to stay out of the public eye. Meanwhile, back in Chesset, her friends find themselves under attack by Lookers who want to use them as bait to draw Mary home. A trap is sprung, and the whole world watches as universes collide in an explosive showdown that will change everything.
Sailing trip: 7 days around Corsica | September/October 2007 |Yacht: Gib Sea 43 “Starlight III” | Charter company: Time charter Saturday, 29th September We ...
Author: Alexander Meyer
Publisher: Alexander Meyer
In this book some sailing trips are described for you as an encouragement. By reading it you get an impression how such a trip could be like and what might happen underway. From being crew the first time when sailing around Mallorca to a big trip across the Baltic Sea, from skipper training to being co-skipper on a big sailing school yacht everything can be found. The author talks about sailing under blue sky and in fog, of experiences in doldrums and near-gales, of the visit in beautiful harbours and romantic anchorages, of adventures with slipping anchors and big waves, of the fight against seasickness and against the humidity and the narrowness on board, of the camaraderie and the growing together of the crew, of encounters with dolphins and Portuguese man-o'-war and of the wonderful feeling to be at sea. The reports reflect the daily routine on a yacht authentically. Harbours and anchorages are mentioned by name so that you can follow all the trips on a map.
Rose had grown bored of the social whirl of Edwardian London, and the opportunity of traveling to India seemed like a dream come true.
Author: Deborah Siepmann
Publisher: Robert Hale Limited
Rose was bored by the social whirl of Edwardian London and the opportunity of travelling to India seemed like a dream come true. But would she find herself caught up in yet another round of parties and balls, with the girls of the "Fishing Fleet", who were sailing to Delhi in order to find a husband? That was her mother's hope, but Rose's beloved father understood his daughter's spirit and her desire to see the real India. However her sister couldn't bear the thought of their being parted.The adventure that awaited Rose was destined to change all their lives and in ways that even Rose herself hadn't even imagined. An experience indeed!
Two weeks of sailing eastward from island to island and paddling when the wind died, and they ran out of islands with no larger landmass in sight.
Author: Cat Lindler
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
In 1891, during a voyage to the uncharted isle in the Furneaux Islands near Tasmania, the sixth Earl of Stanbury discovers a saber-toothed tiger thought to have been extinct for more than 10,000 years—a find that will astonish the world and bring great acclaim if he is able to return to England. Learning of the earl’s suspicious disappearance, Lady Samantha enlists the assistance of professor Christian Badia—a noted zoologist and tracker specializing in wild cats who, unbeknownst to Lady Samantha, has a dark past—to join her in a dangerous expedition to rescue her uncle. Despite knowing his notorious reputation as a recluse, Lady Samantha finds herself drawn into a world of physical passion with the enigmatic man she becomes convinced is her soul mate. When the professor embarks on his own treacherous assignment, Lady Samantha fears she may forever lose her newfound love. Unable to simply stand by, Lady Samantha launches her own investigation at great peril to herself.
Not that this is a new thought to him, but sailing in these conditions rams it home with greater significance and whilst carrying the feeling of being such a tiny little speck in the scope of things, he also feels very strongly to be part ...
Author: Vincent Bossley
Somewhere between the Galapagos Islands en route to the Marqesas Group in the darkest of nights, at approximately six degrees south of the equator a sailboat is whispering along under full sail. The fresh south east trades are pushing her sleek hull through the coal black water at around eight knots. The man standing at the wheel, wearing ragged shorts only in the warm tropical breeze gently fanning him over the port quarter, helms his craft by starlight alone. All lights have been doused on this moonless night and even the masthead white light has been switched off. Fixing his eyes on a star group which arcs back and forth over the masthead as it sways to the roll of the ocean, he has been sailing his yacht like this for an hour or more. He could put her onto autohelm, but is so absorbed in his task that he feels he could stand watch all night. Accompanying him is a pod of dolphins gambolling along and playing with this laggardly and sluggish thing sharing their watery world, which adds to the delight and satisfaction of the moment. Surrounded by a three hundred and sixty degree inverted bowl he is totally confounded by the absolute multitude cornucopia of stars before him in this tiny quadrant of the ocean. How many more must there be that cannot be seen from this position? With no degrading light from any other source, the stars shine brightly and they are countless. Breathtaking in their abundance he comes to the conclusion that life exists elsewhere in the universe, other than just on our planet. Not that this is a new thought to him, but sailing in these conditions rams it home with greater significance and whilst carrying the feeling of being such a tiny little speck in the scope of things, he also feels very strongly to be part of the great flowing river of life. At this moment, absorbing the wonder, he would not want to be anywhere else on the planet. Sailboat cruising provides many cathartic moments such as this, all character building and never to be forgotten. Bringing them together is what has led this author to write about his own sailing adventures in paradise. 'Sailing Adventures in Paradise' chronicles the many adventures of the author over several years cruising in the waters of the Caribbean and then into the oceans of both the Atlantic and Pacific. Detailing the many adventures, incidents, trials and tribulations that arose, most times unexpectedly, and how the crew overcame these adversities with panic initially, then calm purpose and persistence, most times in that order! Told through the eyes of the boat, it introduces a refreshing and intimate insight of how life at sea on passage for lengthy periods can be a challenge, not only for the crew but the boat also, and how these can be overcome to lead into one of the most wonderful character building adventures to be had today at any age. One old Sea Dog said to the author prior to setting sail that he would not necessarily be qualified to make the trip at the outset, but certainly would be by the time the sailboat voyage was over - in other words a sailor planning this sailing adventure would never know everything before leaving, but not to hang back - but be as best prepared as possible and get out there, leave port and set sail. The ebook includes 101 dollar saving tips that planning voyagers would never think of before leaving port. These tips are hyperlinked into the narrative and could save cruising sailors many hundreds, if not thousands of dollars over the duration of their sailing adventure of a lifetime voyage. Essential and most enjoyable reading for all armchair sailors and all those planning to sail off on their own yachting adventure over the horizon into the oceans of this beautiful planet of ours. Want to know more? simply click on the 'Look inside' feature button above and start on your very own exciting road to sailing adventures.
Still, it was hard to be downcast under a million stars, a warm steady breeze, a smoothly polished sea with a sheen of starlight and a fine, friendly, yacht ...
Author: C. Litka
Publisher: Chuck Litka
Be good. Or some dark night the sorcerers of Vente may come for you. On the islands of the Tropic Sea, parents caution naughty children to behave, or risk that some dark night the sorcerers of the Vente Islands might to carry them off. The fate of these very naughty children varies from island to island, but it is often whispered that they might end up in a stew. Navy lieutenant Taef Lang must have been a very naughty boy, since one soft, tropical night the Vente came and carried him off. And he certainly ended up in some very hot water. Sailing to Redoubt is the story of his adventures in the company of two Vente Island sorceresses, Sella and Lessie Raah, on a quest to discover the secret of the legendary lost outpost of the world’s first people, the Founders. Equipped with a map, a golden key, and a small yacht, they set sail across the bright, blue, and sometimes deadly, Tropic Sea. Sailing to Redoubt is C. Litka’s sixth imaginary world novel and is filled with the characters, humor, and adventure that are the hallmarks of his writing. C. Litka writes old-fashioned novels with modern sensibilities, humor, and romance. His lighthearted novels of adventure, mystery, and travel are set in richly imagined worlds and feature a colorful cast of well drawn characters. If you seek to escape, for a few hours, your everyday life, you will not find better company, nor more wonderful worlds to travel and explore, than in the novels of C. Litka.
I'm going to miss the yacht club dance next week. And Meg's birthday party. I just wish you'd waited until I was done with high school to get married.
Author: Teri Bailey Black
Publisher: Tor Teen
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Movies, mansions, and murder in the Golden Age of Hollywood! Teri Bailey Black's Chasing Starlight is a historical mystery from the author of Girl at the Grave, winner of the Thriller Award for Best Young Adult Novel. 1938. The Golden Age of Hollywood. Palm trees and movie stars. Film studios pumping out musicals and gangster films at a furious pace. Everyone wants to be a star—except society girl and aspiring astronomer Kate Hildebrand. She’s already famous after a childhood tragedy turned her into a newspaper headline. What she craves now is stability. But when Kate has to move to Hollywood to live with her washed-up silent film star grandfather, she walks into a murder scene and finds herself on the front page again. She suspects one of the young men boarding in her grandfather’s run-down mansion is the killer—or maybe even her grandfather. Now, Kate must discover the killer while working on the set of a musical—and falling in love. Will her stars align so she can catch the murderer and live the dream in Old Hollywood? Or will she find that she’s just chasing starlight? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.