Outward Leg by Tristan Jones

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After seven years ashore and having had his left leg amputated, Tristan Jones decided to return to the sea, hoping to inspire other handicapped people. In October 1983, Jones and his only crew member, Wally Rediske, set out from San Diego in a 36-foot trimaran, intending to circumnavigate the world from west to east by sail. This is story of Tristan's preparation for this major seagoing event and the chronicle of half of it. (continued in Improbable Voyage"). Tristan sailed down the west coast of Central America through the Panama Canal to Colombia, where he had to fight for survival among hostile natives, drug dealers and uncoooperative port officers. He went on to Venezuela, Aruba and the Dominican Republic during its 1984 revolution. Finally he reached New York and crossed the Atlantic to return to St Katherine's Dock in London where he began his seagoing life, thirty years before."

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Tristan Jones is one of the best-known authors of sailing stories writing today. A Welshman, he left school at age 14 to work on sailing barges and spent the rest of his life at sea - as a Navy seaman, a delivery skipper, and as a daring adventurer in search of new seagoing challenges. The author of 16 books, Jones lived in Phuket, Thailand for 10 years before his death in 1995.
Published January 1, 1985 by Hearst Marine Books. 286 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction

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Bardic Welsh global circumnavigator Jones' most eloquent book since his first, The Incredible Voyage.

May 01 1986 | Read Full Review of Outward Leg

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The story of mariner Jones' recent 2,300-mile trip from England to the Continent and up the heart of Europe by its waterways—and a well-wrought bookend to his first book, The Incredible Voyage.

May 18 1987 | Read Full Review of Outward Leg

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