Voyaging to the Sun
Punti Premium: 3
Venduto e spedito da IBS
After a gruelling six and a half years spent aboard the Thames steam tugs, Anthony was ready for a change. As luck would have it he saw an exhilarating film clip in a local cinema which filled him with a new resolve to pursue the goal of sailing. He qualified as a yacht skipper and then set about finding work. With no previous experience, this wasn't easy, and he ended up accepting a job on a new but suspiciously doubtful looking vessel destined for chartering in the Mediterranean. Once the main fitting out was finished, he, together with his new wife and two crew set out for the Med by way of the Belgian and French canals. This yacht was so disastrous in its design and conception, and the things that subsequently happened were so unbelievable, that it instigated the writing of this account. It is an extraordinary and sometimes hilarious tale of misadventures and fiascos. Some people might question whether climbing up a cliff face in the dark, being tossed around in a storm in the Bay of Biscay, and seeing a crew member almost shot could be considered the dream, but at least he was doing what he wanted to do and got paid for the experience!
'This is a brilliant book. I loved it. Congratulations to Anthony Edwards. You certainly made me feel that I was with you throughout this entire book and I was sad when it came to an end.'
From a customer review for 'Paid to Live the Dream', from which this book is extracted.