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    • Just Sea and Sky

    • England to New Zealand the Hard Way
    • By: Ben Pester, Dick Durham (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written in True English style!

    • By Lynn B. on 07-12-18

    Regular price: $24.95