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Birth of a Solo Sailor: A Voyage between Solitude and Loneliness Kindle Edition
The first part "On a Mission" of this compelling short story collection describes Maik’s trip from Suriname to Florida, where he will deliver the two dogs Cap'n Jack and Scout home. On this 2,500 nautical mile voyage, there will be no helping hand and no company. On the other side, the reader experiences the exhilarating freedom as the crushing weight of responsibility finally falls off.
"The strongest man is mightiest alone!" - or maybe not?
Ambivalence characterizes the first part of this exciting adventure that does not break off in the second part "Culture Shock". After successfully completing his mission, Maik goes on home leave, but despite all the joy of seeing family and friends again, the return to civilization is cumbersome, and he is drawn back to his boat, S/V Seefalke, after little more than a week. Light-hearted and inspired by the lightness of Cuban salsa, in part three "Pandemics and Hurricanes" he finally arrives in Mexico, in another time, in another world, where nothing is as we knew it.
German navy veteran Maik Ulmschneider, born in 1977 in Friedberg, Germany is an avid single-handed sailor and captivating storyteller. His exciting short stories have been published in German and in U.S. sailing magazines and are finding a growing audience. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes silly, sometimes serious but always authentic and gripping, each story gives a remarkably honest insight into the sailor's soul. Join him on his exciting adventures and become part of his unique experiences. Help him search for shipwrecked seamen in the vastness of the Atlantic, celebrate Christmas with Haitian cargo sailors or meet Creole jungle kids in Amazonia, roll cigars in Cuba and negotiate with Mexican beach gangs...
But if you think you can just sit back, relax, and passively enjoy the read, you're badly mistaken. In selected multiple-choice stories, the reader is not spared from making his own decisions, which can dramatically change the course of events. This creates a unique thrill and the responsibility of the captain on the high seas becomes tangible. Do you decide to reef for the night to be protected from those vicious squalls? Or do you rather continue under full sails to outrun that tropical depression building up behind you?
The fate of ship and crew is in your hands, sailor!
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- ASIN : B0961YVWYD
- Publisher : Sailing Is Truth; 1st edition (June 1, 2021)
- Publication date : June 1, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 24925 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 338 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 3982340535
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #318,317 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Great read, great adventures, and honestly one of the first people to provide aid to those in need. Great read, great adventures and one of the first sailors to render assistance to anyone in need.
We, the crew of SV Minaki, look forward to crossing paths with Maik again someday, somewhere!
Thanks, Maik, from sailor to sailor. My personal birth of a solo sailor is yet to come.
Personal writing style makes this book a funny and entertaining reading. Make your choice-Passages are disturbing and repeating, well, may be a question of taste.
The end was cut short, I feel brutally cut off the story