I’ve always been enamored with the concept of navigation across the vast oceans using only a little handheld device and taking measurements from the sun and stars. As a kid, I was so curious how the old world explorers were able to do that and be accurate. That still amazes me, I guess!
One of the (many) sailing books I’m currently reading is Solitaire Spirit by Les Powles. It was on the recommended list after I finished a previous book.
I just started it and already in the foreword, it’s hit exactly on something that is very personal and dear to me. The foreword, written by Paul Gelder, says…
The inspiration to cast off comes in many forms. For some it might be a book, like this one, or a hero they have met, or some more intangible,
I’d never even been on a sailboat before coming up with this “crazy dream” of living on one! No one I know has a sailboat, I don’t come from a long line of sailors [or even pirates for that matter…
I am an aspiring sailor and future cruiser. Like many others, I have a dream to be free from the tethers of land-life. No mortgage, car payments, no concrete and cars [reminds me of a Zac Brown Band song].