Across Islands and Oceans

Across Islands and Oceans Across Islands And Oceans Is The Memoir Of Twenty Five Year Old James Baldwin And His Epic Two Year, Solo Circumnavigation In Atom, His Trusty But Aging Twenty Eight Foot Sailboat.Early On And As Broke As He Dared To Be, James Determined Not Only To Sail Around The World, But Also To Hike Across Every Island That He Visits His Inland Forays Are Unique In The Literature Of Circumnavigators As He Finds Danger, Humor, Friendship And Romance In Places Most Sailors Will Never Visit James Story Unfolds In His Earnest Exploration Of Distant Lands And Seas, His Meditations On The People Whose Lives He Touched, And His Greater Voyage To Explore His Own Private Ocean Of Solitude.His Adventure Is Not Merely An Attempt To Seek Thrills, Nor Even To Tempt Death, But Rather A Voyage Of Discovery As He Set Out In The Direction Of His Youthful Dreams To Meet The Life He Imagined Go Seek What You Will, Where You Will,but Be A Seeker All Of Your Life James Baldwin This book wasthan I expected for some reason I thought it would be a simple account of a long sailing trip, unpretentious and, well, uncomplicated It took me longer to read it than I originally thought, partly because the book isthan just a straightforward description of the trip The author writing about his long voyage on a small keelboat when he was in his 20s reflects on its spiritual purpose and t
I wanna sailboat. AwkwardMaybe worth 2.5 stars, but I cant feel like I took away much from this book Granted, there are a few nuggets of wisdom in regards to sailing, specially solo navigatiom, and minimalism, but you are forced to drudge through way too many lackluster anecdotes On top of that, even though it was written 25 years ago, the views on women and noble savages a term used repeatedly are annoying AT BEST, and actually form a significant portion of the authors attention, both in writing and in his AwkwardMaybe worth 2.5 stars, but I cant feel like I took away much from this book
Really enjoyed Jame s story and honesty Beautifull recollection of what must have been a testing journey both physically and spriritually Only wish he had visitedplaces James Baldwin not only had a dream to sail the world, he fulfilled it and then some Across Islands and Oceans is a complete account of a sailing adventure and a thoughtful reflection of the explorations that extend beyond the ports of call.Baldwin not only sailed the oceans alone, enduring storms and torturous encounters with rugged lee shores, he also explored the interior of the islands he visited His descriptions of landscape and culture and the relationships he forged with locals add a r James Baldwin not only had a dream to sail the world, he fulfilled it and then some Across Islands and Oceans is a complete account of a sailing adventure and a thoughtful reflection of the explorations that extend beyond the ports of call.Baldwin not only sailed the oceans alone, enduring storms and torturous encounters with rugged lee shores, he also explored the interior of the islands he visited His descriptions of landscape and culture and the relationships he forged with locals add a richness to a
I was happy with this book I picked it up wanting an escape story, an adventure that would take me out of the ordinary into the fantastic and foreign, and I got it Mostly At times, the author got a little preachy, complaining about the European influence on the native cultures of places like Polynesia, but that s OK, I think He took me around the world with him in this book, and I think that gives him the right to speak his mind about what he saw and how he felt when he saw it, even if I did I was happy with this book I picked it up wanting an escape story, an adventure that would take me out of the ordinary into the fantastic and foreign, and I got it Mostly At times, the author got a little preachy, complaining about the European influence on the native cultures of places like Polynesia, but that s OK, I think He took me around the world wi
When I was younger, I spent a summer sailing on Lake Michigan I ve never returned to sailing, but I always said that, eventually, I would do so This book captures the essence of the pursuit, chronicling an amazing voyage by an initially inexperienced sailor but this book takes an amazing journey one step further by describing the author s experiences on land and the multiple cultures he interacts with At times it s a bit wordy and perhaps a tad overdramatic preachy, but you can t argue th When I was younger, I spent a summer sailing on Lake Michigan I ve never returned to sailing, but I always said that, eventually, I would do so This book captures the
Insightful, profound, practical, existential, amusingExactly the booking was looking for to vividly experience a circumnavigation second hand Baldwin s narration is comprehensive, honest, colorful, and most of al
This is a very good book for both sailors and non sailors, particularly if they are interested in both sailing as well as taking a compassionate look at the many cultures and lifestyles along the journey. I loved reading this book Apart from describing the sailing adventure, the author writes about the places and people he meets on the island stops on his circumnavigation So much freedom