A story of adventure on a small boat, for fathers, for sons, and for those who love them. On this voyage the father relinquishes control, the son becomes the captain, and before long they are utterly alone, with only the huge waves of Cape Horn, a compass, a sextant, a pet cat, and the tiny boat they've built together. "The account of the passage, related in alternating sections by father and son, will be read with delight 100 years from now."--William F. Buckley, The New York Times Book Review, front page; "A must read for sailors of the sea and of the heart."--Eco Traveler. Over three months as a New York Times Bestseller. A Literary Guild and a Nautical Book Club selection.
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An account of a father and son's journey around Cape Horn in a 25-foot boat, which describes their travels on the boat they built together, with only their skill as sailors, a compass, a sextant and a ship's cat to help them on their often perilous adventure.From the Author:
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...for anyone curious,its one helluva ride,15 minutes of "fame" and a heap of money.For a while there I even believed my own press..very very tempting that, like I was more important than other people..Imagine being flown around the country,having all paid for,being escorted around by people who the week before did Colin Powell or Hilery Clinton..and money!!Talk about seductive.. writing a $100,000 check to the IRS, 3 times what I had ever earned , much less donated to my government of choice in a year.I was a kid in big big toystore and am broke now, but content.My point is, all the "sucess" is fun , an adventure into a realm,but no more.It is in no way worth dreaming about.You will still wake up with yourself in the morning,get pimples,have to fart when it is not appropriate....(and by the way,I met lots of way famous people these last two years,and they are just as unshre as you or I ,and I think generally VERY dissalussioned with a world that thinks THEM so special.) So now I feel a bit like Ishmael on page 1 of MOBY DICK.I own a 50 acre island off wilderness atlantic coast.Gonna sell all(not sparrow!) and live there a year,at least , with my new wife and 11 year old boy(..home school..) and write.I have had adventures. Maybe I will call it "fiction"? I will see what unfololds.. I hope to be"frozen in"for months..., I got no computer(this is the third thing I have ever typed) but do write letters..
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Book Description HarpPeren, 1996. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Some fathers and sons go fishing together. Some play ball. David Hays and Daniel Hays sailed 17,000 miles through the world's most feared and fabled waters in a little boat they built together. This is their story. Alone with nothing but the mammoth waves of the Southern Ocean, the unceasing wind, a compass, a sextant and a pet cat, they voyage down the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, past the Galapagos Islands, beyond Easter Island and around their destination--Cape Horn. Father and son narrate in alternating fashion, their voices weaving together an engrossing story of travel, exploration and difficult, dangerous sailing. But more than a tale of adventure, this is a touching account of a father and son's rite of passage as they assess their complex and evolving relationship. Daniel, out of college and unsure of what he wants in his life, sees his father getting older, more forgetful. David deals with unresolved issues he had with his own father, fearful that he'll make the same mistakes with his son, yet frustrated that Daniel treats him like an old man. Moving, often hilarious, often poignant, My Old Man and the Sea is a rich and profound chronicle of their voyage of discovery. Every reader will identify with this uplifting story of a father and son who go down to the sea and find each other. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060976969
Book Description HarpPeren, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060976969
Book Description Harper Perennial, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1St Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060976969
Book Description HarpPeren, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060976969