Monday, March 14, 2011

Flirting with Mermaids (John Kretschmer)

For over 25 years, John Kretschmer has criss-crossed the world’s fiercest oceans and most deceptively gentle seas to deliver to far-flung corners of the world pleasure craft belonging to others. His job? Sailboat delivery skipper. That he managed to etch a living from such an uncertain occupation is certainly unusual, and that he was lucky enough to come back safe and sound and entertain us with his catastrophe-ridden blue-water stories is properly extraordinary. A greatly entertaining book that will definitely capture the imagination of skipper wannabes and armchair travellers alike.

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