Reluctant Mariner Tells Of An Australian Couple S Five Year Circumnavigation In A M Steel Ketch, Onawa The Author, Joanna Hackett, Was A Self Proclaimed Landlubber, And Never Imagined Herself Sailing Of Over The Horizon In Search Of Adventure, But Having Married Someone Who Was Keen To Do Just That, Was Willing To Give It A Go Her Warts And All Account, Accompanied By A Dry Wit And An Easy Writing Style Made This Book A Sell Out When It First Hit The Shelves InWhile It È read Ð The Reluctant Mariner by Joanna Hackett ¸ Is Not A How To Book, There Are Many Useful Hints Here For The Novice Long Distance Sailor, Enough To Make It Essential Reading For All Those About To Take Off Into The Great Unknown At The Same Time, It Is A Fascinating read For The Armchair TravelerThe Hacketts Visited ThanCountries And These Are Brought To Life With Great Descriptions, A Little History, And Some Very Funny Anecdotes From Dodgy Officials And The Red Tape Waltz In Indonesia, A Night In A Sri Lankan Brothel And Naked Sailors In The Cyclades, To Kangaroos In The Cape Verde Islands, Snow Skis And Scrabble In The Spice Islands And Suspect Virgins In The Marquesas There S Plenty To Entertain The Reader As The Hacketts Make Their Way Around The Globe Problems Are Solved, Terrifying Situations And Bad Weather Are Survived, And The Ever Pragmatic Hackett Manages To Cope With Everything The Oceans Can Throw At Her



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