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No Return Ticket Paperback – October 4, 2016
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Captain Rowland's scenes ondeck, especially in heavy weather, are exquisitely rendered and give a keen sense of the power, beauty, and dangers of the sea. But what'smost compelling about this riveting sea memoir are the sailors aboard Endymion, especially Captain Rowland.Their fateful voyage repeatedly tests them, both physically and emotionally.Courage, love, faith, bravado, and endurance are all in thiscompelling tale about the value--and cost--of dreams and livingthem out despite the risks.
--Tom Peek, author of the award-winning Hawaii novel Daughters of Fire
A story which is never less than engaging, exciting and intriguing. A great read for both the experienced yachtsman and dreamers alike.Philip Matyszak, Author of "The Gold of Tolosa" and other adventure books
About the Author
Christened Jasper Morgan Rowland III, Skips first trip outside the womb was to the Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club, where he was re-named Skip - appropriate for the newest member of generations of sailors. Home is now in the mountains of British Columbia along the Columbia River, far from the oceans he came to love so much. After graduating college and a tour in the United States Marine Corps Skip founded what is now a manufacturers rep company of significance (Morgan Sampson USA) One of those “Ahaa” moments occurred when when his firm was awarded the distribution of Krazy Glue. The 69 cent wonder tube changed Skip’s life, allowing retirement at age 46 to wander the world in a well fitted 43 foot yacht. It could have been a lackluster cruise but he managed to get into more trouble and oddball situations than one can imagine happening in a lifetime. No Return Ticket, (Leg One and Leg Two) are true adventure memoirs about real people in unreal situations. Skip is an award winning journalist and a sought after speaker. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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"No Return Ticket" is the mirror that is the deep blue sea.
I am an experienced offshore sailor and have sailed many miles racing to a destination. My cruising was short hops sailing the Windward and Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles over several vacations.
None compare to crossing the Pacific and Island hopping where islands are 600 miles apart with a very small pick-up crew. The culture of the islands and the personalities of the people aboard, under good and bad conditions, help animate the book, as well as the outgoing personality of Captain Rowland. It was near miss after near miss with Lady Luck playing a big part.
I recommend this book to anyone wanting to live an adventure without risking their lives in the process.
A Great Read – I am now waiting for his next book as the adventure continues.