on 23 December 2005
I loved it, found it inspiring and want to do the same journey sometime. His own growth as a sailor, and the realisation of the contribution and values of the rest of the crew, is the story. However, the sailing context is also excellently drawn.
I don't want it to sound too "innner outerness" or therapeutic in approach, it is also a gutsy sailing voyage. The writing is rhythmic and poetic, I had to re-read many sentences to marvel at their balance and precision of expression.