By Gerard d'Aboville, Paul Theroux
The outstanding actual tale of 1 man's heroic conflict opposed to most unlikely odds to pass the titanic Pacific.
This is the awesome actual tale of 1 man’s heroic conflict opposed to very unlikely odds, a story of soreness and discomfort, bravery and utter solitude, a story that results in a victory not just over the implacable ocean yet over himself in addition.
At the age of forty-five, Gerard d’Aboville got down to row around the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the us. Taking his rowboat the Sector, which had a dwelling compartment thirty-one inches excessive, containing a bunk, one-burner range, and a ham radio, d’Aboville made his means throughout an ocean 6,200 miles large. although he rowed twelve hours an afternoon, battled cyclones and headwinds that saved him in a single position for days at a time, used to be capsized dozens of instances forty-foot waves that hit him like cannonballs, he by no means hand over; even if he was once trapped the other way up within his cabin for nearly hours whereas approximately depleting his oxygen attempting to correct the boat.
One hundred and thirty-four days after his departure, d’Aboville arrived within the little fishing village of Ilwaco, Washington, leaving his physique bruised and battered, and weighing thirty-seven kilos much less. this can be his story.
22 full-color and five black-and-white photos
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