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The Next Port by [Coleman, Heyward]
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About the Author

Heyward Coleman served as a submarine officer in the US Nuclear Navy before entering a business career. His education includes a master’s degree in nuclear physics and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Initially in the oil and gas industry, he became a senior officer and part owner of a large oil shipping company. After selling his interest in the company, he founded an environmental laboratory that specialized in radiochemistry analysis. During his career he cultivated a love for travel and adventure. Now retired, he and his wife have three children and live in Charleston, South Carolina.

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  • File Size: 8771 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Vermillion Press; Third edition (April 17, 2007)
  • Publication Date: April 17, 2007
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0035RPGT0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281,798 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By H. Hunt on July 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
I couldn't put this book down! What an adventure! Anyone that loves the ocean, fishing, sailing or adventure will enjoy it. High points (for the reader) are a sailfish bill puncture to the author's son's foot, the loss of the auto pilot and it's reconstruction, both on the long crossing from the Galapagos to the Marquesas. Oh, the fire in the bilge pump was interesting, as was the birth of a humpback whale at a mooring site in the South Pacific... I occasionally needed a sailing dictionary, but otherwise enjoyed every word. A personal view of the dangers, challenges and joys of crusing.
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My byline says it all. Unlike many of the other budget sailing offerings available, this one is not full of silly passive writing (eg: the anchor was set??), absurd opinions (eg: its better to go in a bucket???) or sermonizing (eg: if you aren't doing it my way, you're doing it wrong). While The Next Port is mostly a book about a voyage, it does touch on some technical aspects of sailing. Any opinions presented are done so in a humble fashion that acknowledges that there a many ways to do this kind of trip. In addition, it uses sailing jargon (thank you!), but in a way that should be accessible to non-sailors. In short, this is a straight ahead, and honest, summation of a fantastic adventure. I've read it twice.
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This book should be required reading for those who dream of sailing around the world, but whose partner does not share the dream. I may be biased because we sailed in company with Heywood and Charlotte for part of their journey, but his book reads amazingly well.

The Next Port gives excellent descriptions of the cruising lifestyle and the exotic places to visit in a small sailboat. More importantly, Heywood opens up about the adventures and problems they encountered while learning how to sail and maintain the boat. Most important is the subtle but recurring thread of his relationship with his beloved Charlotte, and how much energy he devoted to keeping her a willing partner in the adventure of his dreams.
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This book is a must for all of us who love to sail. Going around the world with the author gave me sense of what it would be like if my dreams to do this ever came true. The trials and joys experienced during a trip of this magnitude will be felt by all readers. The knowledge necessary for this voyage was truly daunting. No "Sailing for Dummies" here! I hated to see "our" journey end.
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A very enjoyable book that is easy to read. The five year journey aboard Skimmer is laid out in an inspirational and exciting way that gives the reader a feeling of almost being there. It certainly creates a desire to visit far away places. The narration is predominently about the places they visit, the people, cultures and ceremonies. The only mention of sailing is tidbits of information regarding winds, currents and time/distance traveled.
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As a former cruiser myself, I read this book with interest. They left about a year ahead of me and went all the way. I turned around at Tahiti. The Coleman's trip is exhaustive and exhausting if you have been out there. The sense memories come flooding back. I don't know if I would have had the stamina they did. However, if you have an interest in cruising, this is perfectly illustrative of the live you live and the many frustrations you will find along the way, though I think they glossed over a lot of the finer details of day to day existence on a small sailboat. They did however, go to lots of interesting places. The fact that they have returned to Southern Europe with a motor vessel tells you a lot about where we in the west find our greatest enjoyment and comfort.
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I have read a number of circumnavigation books and this was one of the best. Made particularly interesting by some deviations to the traditional milk-run route: a detour up the French canals to spend winter in Paris, and sailing south to visit Brazil and take a 700 mile trip up the Amazon.
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This is a great book. I think the main challenge for the authors was fitting all the great experiences they had into the book. It's pretty hard not to want to sell up everything and disappear into the yonder while reading this book. Strongly advise not reading this book on the way to work as it may seriously hamper concentration.
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