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Under the endless sky. A thousand days of sea, adventure, and freedom: around the world on a sailboat.

Under the endless sky. A thousand days of sea, adventure, and freedom: around the world on a sailboat. [Kindle Edition]

Carlo Auriemma , Elisabetta Eordegh
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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A true story that reads like a novel. A man and a woman leave a normal lifestyle of home and office, similar to that of millions of others, and set off to sail around the world on a sailboat. They uncover distant lands, forgotten archipelagos, emotions, fears, and incredible landing places. Large and small adventures, compellingly told in simple language that will captivate right up to the final page.

"Above us the endless sky" is the book that introduced Elisabetta Eördegh and Carlo Auriemma as sailors and writers and brought them fame amongst lovers of sailing and adventure.
The book tells of a man and a woman who leave their normal existence of home and office, similar to that of millions of others, and plunge into the boundless immensity of the oceans, to see what lies beyond the horizon. They uncover distant lands, forgotten archipelagos, people that live their lives away from everything and everybody, places that are still unspoilt and uncontaminated and above all they find emotions, fears, unforeseen encounters, tempests and some dashingly courageous landings.
Large and small adventures which the authors relate in a compelling style and simple language that will captivate to the final page.
The book is a fresh and open window on the world, passing with ease from encounters with pirates off the coast of Columbia, to immersion into the pristine domain of the animals of the Galapagos Islands, from the atmospheric serenity of fabulous South Sea Islands to the great solitude of long voyages between sky and waves.
Above us only sky is the story of how the sea can profoundly change the very existence and way of thinking of those who have embraced its intimacy.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 490 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Associazione Barca Pulita; 4a edition (22 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #174,289 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars a great adventure 24 Jun 2014
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Well translated (English version) tale of a sail around the world. The story jumps around a bit and the reader is often left guessing at the context. For example, the story jumps from single-handed sailing to double-handed without explanation. Or a broken engine is suddenly appears fixed. This is the main reason why I withheld my fifth star.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant and spellbinding 15 Jun 2014
By Lyn
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You follow their tale as the explore their way across the globe discovering new experiences about the sea and their own selves
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Adventure 4 Jun 2013
By Yolly
This is a beautifully written account of two ordinary people who sailed around the world in their sailboat,The Vecchietto. It is written with an easy, personal style which has lost nothing in its translation from the original Italian. I was captivated from the start and couldn't wait to read the full story. I am not a sailor but although some technical language is used, it was effortless to understand and reads just like a novel. It makes it seem entirely possible for anyone to do what these city workers did and to battle with the elements in order to experience such diversity in faraway, often mostly inaccessible places. A brilliant read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read 2 Jun 2013
By Naljor - Published on
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Enjoyed living vicariously through your words. Recommended read for all who love to travel. Bravo! Thanks to Bernie for recommending it
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting take on cruising life 12 July 2014
By Richard Marsters - Published on
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a very engaging story, written from the point of human experience, rather than the technical aspects of long distance sailing. the book is formatted as a collection of journal entries, offering small snippets of the authors collective experience.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful adventure with Carlo and Elisabetta 27 April 2014
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Read it straight through in one sitting! Not to say that it's short, (Amazon says 256 pages) but rather that it was so compelling... perfect, in fact. Beautiful, lyrical prose in English so fluent as to humble poor nearly monolingual me. Makes me want to find a reasonable boat and leave tomorrow; makes me think that could even be possible. Yes, the voyage was decades ago so some of the details must be outdated, and no there's not a lot of technical information as other reviewers have noted, but it's a wonderful memoir that made me feel like I accompanied Carlo and Elisabetta on their maiden circumnavigation. Highly recommended when you find yourself yearning for the sound of the sea slipping past your hull or the caress of the soft, Southern Pacific breezes against your cheek.
4.0 out of 5 stars a good read 2 April 2014
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A bit dated, but it brought back memories of a trip I did back in the 1980's. Easy to read and a great pleasure to be without the endless Americanisms in lots of books.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like sailing stories, read this book ! 25 Mar 2014
By Capt BH - Published on
I have read dozens of book about living aboard and sailing the world. They all give their own view of some of the same places. And this one is no exception. The time that they spent and the places and people they saw make this a special trip in its own right. You might even wish you had been there. Especially when they describe the serinity of being at sea. Punctuated occasionally with some excitement that needs to be dealt with. And you understand what they mean when they say "Sailing around the world is easy." A nice adventure.
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