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By Peter Nichols

ISBN-10: 1846684439

ISBN-13: 9781846684432

Already a vintage between sailors, Nichols inform the genuine tale of the inaugural 1968 Golden Globe crusing race: the 1st single-handed continuous circumnavigation of the area. "One of the main gripping sea tales i've got ever read." (Sebastian Junger). It lay like a gauntlet thrown down; to sail around the globe on my own and continuous. nobody had ever performed it, nobody knew if it may be performed. In 1968, 9 males - six Englishmen, Frenchmen and an Italian - got down to attempt, a race born of twist of fate in their timing. One didn't even know the way to sail. that they had extra in universal with Captain prepare dinner or Ferdinand Magellan than with the high-tech, severe sailors of this present day, an insignificant 40 years later. It used to be now not the ocean or the elements that made up our minds the character in their voyages however the males they have been, they usually have been as varied from each other as Scott from Amundsen. just one of the 9 crossed the completing line after ten months at sea. the remainder encountered melancholy, sublimity, insanity or even dying.

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Fat Cats Restaurant at Port San Luis and the Olde Port Inn at the end of the Harford Pier both have good seafood and the prices are reasonable.

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During the afternoon, very choppy conditions can be encountered on the west side of San Simeon Point. Remain a safe distance offshore and watch for shallow submerged rocks when rounding the point. Within San Simeon Cove the wind and sea are generally calm. Explore the sea caves and secluded pocket beaches along the rocky shoreline at the west end of the cove. The beautiful sand beach to the west of the pier is warm and sheltered. San Luis Obispo County a 35 William R. 5° 7 0 MILES 1 GOOD FISHING Tour SL1 (continued) Landing Land at the beach just west of the pier at William R.

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