I really did not know what to expect from this century-old story.
Sometimes I go on binges at the library, exploring titles and adding them to my "for later" list, I've got over 700 on it.
I decided to go back to the first entry, in audio books, to see what was there.
What a lovely story! Captain Slocum was a terrific writer with a knack for wit and observation. I was taken first by the audacity of the trip - around the world in a sailboat, alone! I was also very taken by the generosity of the community of sailors, folks of power at port, the helpfulness he found along the way and his undying optimism.
I was completely taken in by this story. His trip around Cape Horn was one of the most thrilling of adventures, and that was only a part of the journey in total. But Cape Horn stands out in this trip.
I highly recommend this book.
Since I enjoyed it as an audiobook I will be seeking out a paper copy to add to my shelves.
If you enjoy travel or books of adventure, this is a must read.
|Captain J Slocum onboard the Spray|