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The Backward Ark: A Trans-Atlantic Odyssey

The Backward Ark: A Trans-Atlantic Odyssey [Kindle Edition]

Carl Gedye , Mary Radclyffe , Blake Gedye
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Product Description

Take an average family and chuck them in at the deep end...

The backward Ark is an absorbing insight into the reality of living the tropical cruising dream. Featuring real pirates of the Caribbean, Hurricane Ivan, a stoned Rastafarian Santa and plenty more besides.

With drama, humour and lashings of tropical spice, this book will appeal to anyone who has ever looked out of the office window on a cold, grey day, wishing they could escape. As you'll discover, a surprising number of people already have.

Including much that goes beyond the interests of the cruising sailor, The Backward Ark is not a book about boats, It's about bringing a dream to life while trying to navigate the stormy peaks and troughs that inevitably accompany living on the edge.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3079 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L44I3YG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,107 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this kindle edition 11 July 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed this kindle edition, especially as I got it for free! Thanks to Carl for a thrilling, interesting and educating story. At first I couldn't figure out if it was fact or fiction... So well detailed, and with images of places I've only imagined, I wish I too could travel so far afar. The only real problem I've got with the version I read, is the constant spelling mistakes of obvious words, and the nautical terms with no explanation. Being on the kindle meant I would have to log into google to search, and then return to the story, which I didn't bother doing. I made up what I didn't understand, using context to make sense of it. Hopefully the story ends well?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 24 Aug 2014
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Great read for anyone who's done some sailing but never had a chance for a proper adventure. Great respect to author and family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read 8 July 2014
By Pda
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A good inspiring read. With a good pace that keeps the reader interested. Hats off to you. Can't wait to hear of your next adventure!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this, it will inspire you. 7 July 2014
By Anne
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Fantastic book which shows how a young family worked together to sail across the Atlantic Ocean. A really good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 30 Jun 2014
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A fascinating tale on all of the extraordinary adventures that a single family can go through, well worth the read and would definately recommend to other readers
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