Alternate Text   Login Alternate Text    Register
Braille & Daisy Site 
 Change Region    
  Text Size  Blog
Select Region...
x
 

(or press ESC or click the overlay)

Skip Navigation LinksHome > Book Detail
Running Away to Sea
Running Away to Sea (Large Print)
Round the World on a Tramp Freighter
by George Fetherling
Publisher Dundurn Press
Published on: 26 January 2017
Categories Transportation, Travel
Choose Format:


Please select a format that suits you better from the drop down menu above. If you have trouble in selecting the right format you can check our Format Selection Guide.
Our Price: US$26.99
 

Volume(s): 1
Format Details: 16pt, Verdana
ISBN(s): 9781525238062
This format will be produced on demand and shipped within 7-14 days.
About the Book
At a turning point in his life, George Fetherling embarked on an adventure to sail round the world on one of the last of the tramp freighters. The four-month voyage carried him 30,000 nautical miles from Europe via the Panama Canal to the South Pacific and back by way of Singapore, Indonesia, the Indian Ocean, and Suez. Written with dash, colour, and droll humour, Fetherling's narrative is peopled by a rich cast of characters, from the Foreign Legionnaires of French Polynesia to the raskol gangs of Papua New Guinea. The author captures the reality of life aboard a working cargo ship - the boredom, the seclusion, the differences of nationality and culture that isolation and cramped quarters seem to exaggerate. But the routine of loneliness or tranquility is punctuated by moments of near-panic - shipboard fires, furniture-smashing storms, even a brush with pirates in the Straits of Malacca.
About the Author
George Fetherling is a poet, fiction writer, and voyager. Among his many books are Travels by Night: A Memoir of the Sixties and Running Away to Sea: Round the World on a Tramp Freighter. He published under the name Douglas Fetherling until 1999, and thereafter under the name George in honour of his late father. He lives in Vancouver.
Books in Similar Category


This section contains 6 books
Walking Backwards
Walking Backwards


US$ 21.99
Indochina Now and Then
Indochina Now and Then


US$ 26.99
Ubuntu
Ubuntu


US$ 39.99
In Brazil
In Brazil


US$ 34.99
The Ten Commandments for Travelers
The Ten Commandments for Travelers


US$ 19.99
Imagined London
Imagined London


US$ 18.99