!!> Read ➳ Sailing Alone around the World ➶ Author Joshua Slocum – Sigilo.us

!!> Read ➳ Sailing Alone around the World  ➶ Author Joshua Slocum – Sigilo.us
  • Paperback
  • 273 pages
  • Sailing Alone around the World
  • Joshua Slocum
  • English
  • 18 May 2018
  • 0140437363

Sailing Alone around the World The Classic Travel Narrative Of A Don Quixote Of The Seas The First Man To Circumnavigate The World Singlehandedly.Joshua Slocum S Autobiographical Account Of His Solo Trip Around The World Is One Of The Most Remarkable And Entertaining Travel Narratives Of All Time Setting Off Alone From Boston Aboard The Thirty Six Foot Wooden Sloop Spray In April 1895, Captain Slocum Went On To Join The Ranks Of The World S Great Circumnavigators Magellan, Drake, And Cook But By Circling The Globe Without Crew Or Consorts, Slocum Would Outdo Them All His Three Year Solo Voyage Of Than 46,000 Miles Remains Unmatched In Maritime History For Its Courage, Skill, And Determination Sailing Alone Around The World Recounts Slocum S Wonderful Adventures Hair Raising Encounters With Pirates Off Gibraltar And Savage Indians In Tierra Del Fuego Raging Tempests And Treacherous Coral Reefs Flying Fish For Breakfast In The Pacific And A Hilarious Visit With Fellow Explorer Henry Stanley In South Africa A Century Later, Slocum S Incomparable Book Endures As One Of The Greatest Narratives Of Adventure Ever Written.

Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail single handedly around the world He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer In 1900 he wrote a book about his journey Sailing Alone Around the World , which became an international best seller He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray.

10 thoughts on “Sailing Alone around the World

  1. says:

    Check out how awesome this Joshua Slocum dude is He s old, he s on a boat, he s got a badass straw hat He doesn t care that he looks like a doofus with it on, which makes him that much cooler He was the first person to circumnavigate the world alone and that means to sail all the way around it, for you greenhorn scallawags out there.When he was nearly a few scores old, he shoved off from Newport, Rhode Island without his wife cousin Henrietta or his many children in his trusty Spray to re Check out how awesome this Joshua Slocum dude is He s old, he s on a boat, he s got a badass straw hat He doesn t care that he looks like a doofus with it on, which makes him that much cooler He was the first person to circumnavigate the world alone and that means to sail all the way around it, for you greenhorn scallawags out there.When he was nearly a few scores old, he shoved off from Newport, Rhode Island without his wife cousin Henrietta or his many children in his trusty Spray to reenact some of the Robert Louis Stevenson and Daniel Defoe novels he loved He Old Man and the Sea ed it up, if you ll allow me the liberty of verbing nouns.There are people today who do cool stuff like this But they don t do it with nearly the style of this gu...

  2. says:

    HIS LUCKY NUMBER WAS THE 13 My voyages were all foreign I sailed as freighter and trader principally to China, Australia, and Japan, and among the Spice Islands Mine was not the sort of life to make one long to coil up one s ropes on land, the customs and ways of which I had finally almost forgotten Perhaps he had heard of my success in taking a most extraordinary ship successfully to Brazil with that number of crew To be alone forty three days would seem a long time, but in reality, HIS LUCKY NUMBER WAS THE 13 My voyages were all for...

  3. says:

    This is the type of book that reaches out to you I am not a sailor and much as I love and respect the sea, I usually get sea sick But it was an adventure to read this book, which is written with a precision and candidness that draws one to the tale.Slocum didn t just accomplish an incredible feat, he left a written record of an age long gone He writes of cultures that have now disappeared amidst the wave of consumerism When he is at sea, I swear you can smell the salt air and hear the ocean This is the type of book that reaches out to you I am n...

  4. says:

    This was one of the most influential books that I have ever read I read it while still in my teens Growing up in a seafaring Naval family I was able to sail from age eight At eighteen, when other teens were looking for their first car, I bought from an eighty two year old widow my first yacht, a 1928, wooden hulled A Class gaf...

  5. says:

    1 5 DNF pg 47 I had too high expectations for this one, I guess writing style cut short sentences is not for my liking very slow paced book adventures are not so exciting, I caught myself thinking about others things while reading it And it s not a good sign

  6. says:

    In a word, this book is delightful The author, Joshua Slocum, did something truly remarkable He was the first human being to ever sail alone around the world Yet, perhaps the best part of this story is his style of presentation Slocum is laid back, self effacing, and actually quite funny Some of the great lines were, My singing has never inspired envy in others and He was a bearish man, and I ve met a bear before Upon coming across an uncharted island, Slocum promptly named it after a In a word, this book is d...

  7. says:

    This used to be required reading for Massachusetts high school students Joshua Slocum was the first to sail solo around the world Still crazy to this day The story was great in detail and local interest for the places it dealt with I love Slocum s writing at points, but like Moby Dick, at other times I feel I m just pushing through to get to the good parts again His historical detail and places he visits is not only a good story worth reading, but if you think about it for a moment, the tim This used to be required reading for Massachusetts high school students Joshua Slocum was the first to sail solo around the world Still crazy to this da...

  8. says:

    One person s adventure is not necessarily another person s adventure Sailing Alone Around the World is Joshua Slocum s self narrated account of his solo voyage around the world in the 1890 s Everything about his voyage is worthy of being told His voyage was made without radio, radar, GPS systems, or aircraft at the tail end of 19th Century When Slocum sailed out over the horizon he was alone, known to no one, and to perish meant that he would simply disappear But his narrative comes across a One person s adventure is not necessarily another person s adventure Sailing Alone Around the World is Joshua Slocum s self narrated account of his solo voyage around the world in the 1890 s Everything about his voyage is worthy of being told His voyage was made without radio, radar, GPS systems, or aircraft at the tail end of 19th Century When Slocum sailed out over the horizon he was alone, known to no one, and to perish meant that he wou...

  9. says:

    Joshua Slocum, a New England sea captain, in his retirement built a sloop that he named the Spray In it he set out in 1895 on a solo journey around the world Three years later he again landed in New England having traveled some 46,000 miles circumnavigating the globe This little book is his account of the journey The style of the man and his writing is direct, humble, educated and thoughtful, the account of a man with oceans of schooling but little of the carefully prescribed learning prized Joshua Slocum, a New England sea captain, in his retirement built a sloop that he named the Spray In it he set out in 1895 on a solo journey around the world Three years later he again landed in New England having traveled some 46,000 miles circumnavigating the globe This little book is his account ...

  10. says:

    Joshua Slocum is exactly the sort of person you want to sit down and have a drink with He is humble, hilarious, and full of great stories Considering this is a book about navigation, it is remarkably understandable and intriguing I would highly recommend this one to teenage boys who like adventure and any adult who loves a good, true, seafaring story Well worth the time Though I enjoyed this as an audio book, I think it might have been easier to physically read it, as I could have used a m Joshua Slocum is exactly the sort of person you want to sit down and have a drink with He is humble, hilarious, and full of great stories Considering this is a book about navigation, it is remarkably understandable and intriguing I would highly recommend this one to teenage boys who like adventure and any adult who loves a good, true, seafaring story Well worth the time Though I enjoyed this as an aud...

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