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  • Just Sea and Sky: England to New Zealand the Hard Way | Ben Pester,Dick Durham (introduction)

    Just Sea and Sky: England to New Zealand the Hard Way

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ben Pester, Dick Durham (introduction)
    • Narrated By Matthew Waterson
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    This charming account of the voyage of two men in a small boat half way round the world from Plymouth to New Zealand in 1953 is a rare insight into a time, not long ago, when sailors had no GPS, electronics, radio or any of the mod cons that we take for granted today. Without lifejacket or a life raft, they 'just took what came along', hand steering all the way, navigating by sextant, hand-cranking their engine and using oil lamps for light at night and for navigation. Sailors will be staggered how primitive conditions were only a few decades ago, even though it was the norm at the time.

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