- Paperback: 386 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 12, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1512183024
- ISBN-13: 978-1512183023
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 54 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,155,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bound for Distant Seas: A Voyage Alone to Asia Aboard the 28-Foot Sailboat Atom
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The author's smooth style and articulate narrative are gripping on every level. Readers will discover the challenges a solo sailor faces while transiting across oceans in an engineless boat, navigating only by sun and stars. As in his first work, "Across Islands and Oceans," Baldwin offers his observations and philosophies resulting from his experiences gained from his extended visits, living, and working on remote Pacific Islands and the far east. He explored each place in depth and on foot while immersing himself in the culture of the native people, then writing of the impressions each experience offered.
The author spent over a year working and exploring while in China and Taiwan. The following is an insightful quote serving as one example of the rich observations he offered: "Travel well and long and you are forced to open your eyes. Spend enough time at a place and the depth of its history settles upon your mind and emotions."
I thoroughly enjoyed the historical summaries Baldwin wrote of for each of the places he journeyed to and explored. I was particularly intrigued by the descriptions of the time spent exploring the Philippines.
"Bound for Distant Seas" is a must read for cruising sailors and armchair adventures alike. If you're familiar with the work of Robin Lee Graham, Joshua Slocum, or Bernard Moitessier, you'll appreciate the James Baldwin's ability to present readers with a culture journey as well as a sailing adventure.