- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Adlard Coles (3 Jan. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140818768X
- ISBN-13: 978-1408187685
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.3 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 580,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Thousand Miles from Anywhere: The Claytons cross the Atlantic and sail the Caribbean on the third leg of their voyage Paperback – 3 Jan 2013
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So one of my great pleasures now is hearing from readers who say how completely they have slipped into Voyager's world. One said she was reading Dolphins Under My Bed on her long winter 'bus rides to and from work but had ceased to notice them as in her mind she was sailing down summer coastlines. Also, she said, on the journeys home she was now always on the lookout for the planet Venus - a particular favourite with sailors - in the evening sky.
One of the things that a book does is take us into a world that we would not otherwise enter, and perhaps would not particularly wish to on a physical level. Through the mind's eye, however, a book takes us to magical places without the financial cost or the bodily discomforts of physically getting there. It also offers another person's perspective, the world through someone else's eyes.
Perhaps one of the most complimentary things anyone has said to me was a half-embarrassed, "To be honest, this isn't the sort of book I would normally take off the shelf. But once I started it, I couldn't stop." Although an acquaintance said, 'Now I've read your books, I think I understand you.' I'm still mulling that one over.
Through sailing, which I had no taste for initially, I developed a love of the sea. In loving it, I became aware of its fragility. If my books were to achieve anything among readers, apart from an enjoyment of places and people and open spaces, I should want them to see the oceans of the world as the truly extraordinary environments they really are, instead of just a food source and a dumping ground for the world's garbage.
There is no more captivating sight than a family of common dolphins teaching their babies to swim with your boat, or a pod of 70-foot fin whales observing you minutely as they overtake you at five-times your speed. They do not endanger us. But, sadly, we are damaging them.
You can find out more about me and my books on https://sites.google.com/site/sandraclaytonauthor/
Their biggest adventure yet. Yachting Life Tells the tale of their 2800 mile Atlantic crossing with wry humour and an eye for detail. All at Sea Through her musings we see cruising from a perspective that feels fresh and real. Sailing Today There are magical descriptions of events at sea...This is ideal holiday literature: there is an eye for detail...and enough to interest the sailor without putting off the uninitiated. Cruising Magazine
About the Author
Initially a reluctant sailor, Sandra Clayton fell in love with sailing and the sea, and the urge to write it all down became irresistible. Writing has been her pastime or job for most of her life. Before her three travelogues she wrote an award-winning radio play for the BBC. She and her husband cruise full-time from spring until autumn and ski all winter in the USA.
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It is also an easy read so you can sip your gin and tonic and feel relaxed whilst you read it.