3 Sep It is interesting that our three major monotheistic “revealed” religions–Judaism, Christianity, and Islam–are all the fruit of mystic transmissions. Bernard Moitessier (April 10, – June 16, ) was a sailor, most notable for his . Moitessier’s book of the experience, The Long Way, tells the story of his voyage as a spiritual journey as much as a sailing adventure and is still regarded . 1 Jan The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Despite heavy weather and a couple of severe knockdowns, he even contemplated rounding the Horn again.

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Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Mark Carwardine. There is an old and, these days, rather politically incorrect joke about the first [insert nationality of your choice] man to win of the Tour de France, who was so pleased with himself he did a lap of To live well at sea, to adapt to its rhythm, you must learn to live as much as possible in the present moment while maintaining as much awareness of your surroundings as you possibly can.

They went north, I went south. Three times around the world single-handed. Sep 26, Melissa Luna rated it really liked it Shelves: He had also removed thousands of pounds of miscellaneous cruising gear and concentrated most of what stayed aboard in the middle of the boat.

Knox-Johnston was one of nine sailors competing in the Golden Globe race for this honor and the only sailor to finish the race. The Long Way The Mariner’s library. Jan 09, Artnoose McMoose rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This Old Man and the Sea. Wait until the waves of friendship, made of invisible vibrations, reach their full maturity.

If things inert to us could do more than grit their teeth, I would have heard some real screaming up there on deck.

All the Light We Cannot See. The story of Moitessier’s spiritual approach to sailing lnog his decision to continue his circumnavigation beyond is well known and documented The author left his family and went around the three capes, and then did it again and decided not to go back. Later Paul Clements and Johanna Slee bought the yacht and she ended up in Port Townsend where in ‘Joshua’ pong bought from Slee and is restored and berthed at the Maritime Museum in La Rochelle, France [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12].

At one point he goes on this long rant—at least I think he was talking about himself; I wasn’t paying too much attention by moitessire how he’s going to donate all the proceeds from the book to the Pope, so the Pope can use it to safeguard the Earth from this “Monster. The Blue Book of Sailing: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Awahnee encountered the most terrible weather of her career in these waters, and she is a veteran of the Horn.

Packed with good tips about moitfssier to survive th at sea, it occasionally wanders off into poetry and mysticism, but is well worth reading. I feel it watching me as well, and that we are nonetheless friends. The Tattooist of Auschwitz. It gives him a happy breathing space after his tumultuous departure and his unlucky freighter collision off South Africa and creates a peaceful environment in which his view of things can dramatically expand.

After two years of spending time in each of these places they arrived at Tahitibut realised that they were running out of time and that there was just eight months left to return to their children. The next day’s sight shows miles covered. Still, it is about time I got out of here, otherwise my supply of tobacco and coffee will not last the trip!

Good Hope: An Excerpt from The Long Way

The old-timers in the great days of sail come to mind: The arc of this continuum links the most profound experiences of the mystics with the smaller transcendent moments most of us experience every day, and shows that, in neurological terms, the two are different essentially by degree.

And that is the hard part… not going to far. He sincerely believed this sacrifice would electrify the world in the same way his decision not to sail on to Europe had, but in fact everyone, including the Pope, just ignored it.

If you’re looking for warmed over hippie philosophy with a salty flavor, this is for you. I pick the globe out of the sink, on the starboard side, and wedge it back in place, to port. View the discussion thread. I believe Joshua was 10 years old when Moitessier started from Plymouth on August 22, The Long Way 4.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Two Years Before the Mast. An exceptional wave rose astern; it looked like a small dune. There were a few choice quotes and moments of rumination. He was deported to Mauritiusbecause Diego Garcia is a military restricted area, and worked there three years before he could sail again in a boat he had built himself.

She was lost on a reef near St. Sailing non-stop around the world is the same. Particularly if you speak and read French because Moitessier being French himself has reproduced his original diary in French in this book. What a relief for all my loved ones! A Train in Winter. If you go round the world twice alone, you might expect this I suppose Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews. Then, nearing the finish, Moitessier pulled out of the race and sailed on for another three months before ending his 37,mile journey in Tahiti.

Yet there are miracles in life. As an armchair sailor I love to read books about the sea.

The Long Way

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