This nine year circumnavigation by a South Australian couple encompasses 55 countries, including destinations as diverse as the canals of Venice to 130 miles up the Gambia River in West Africa.
The despair of being dismasted mid-Atlantic contrasts with the delights of stopovers in isolated coral lagoons and the Galapagos Islands. Fierce electrical squalls, a violent waterspout, a gang of Venezuelan thieves and assisting the French Navy in a South Pacific rescue all tested their capabilities. Whether struggling up the Red Sea, island-hopping in the Aegean, Caribbean and
Pacific or joining Trinidad’s carnival revellers, their interactions with locals highlight the unique global experience of a circumnavigation.
PB 290 pages