MonsoonDervishBooks

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  • John on Nov 25, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    I always wondered what it would be like to live by a remote tropical beach. Now I know! Kris and his wife live a simple life while engaging in artistic pursuits by a beach in northern Palawan in the Philippines. His wife makes it easier for them to deal with the local cast of characters since she came from Luzon. It turns out there are a lot of practical considerations living by a beach and Kris gives entertaining descriptions of the ups and downs doing it. Ultimately they have to leave, but their experiences make for a great story.

  • John on Nov 25, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    The many adventures sailing a home built steel yacht with traditional junk rigging from Tasmania to Madagascar is very engaging. Kris describes the people and places he encounters vividly. His inspiration from Marco Polo and Sinbad the Sailor takes him trading from Zanzibar to the remote northwest coast of Madagascar, where he is welcomed by locals as one of them, not a tourist. He gives good descriptions of sailing in that area and across the Indian Ocean.

  • Pete on Sep 25, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    A great book. Shipping from Australia to UK was very quick.

  • John on Sep 21, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Kris gives a very easy to understand step-by-step procedures for using a marine sextant to determine latitude and longitude. This is a practical description much like you would get if you were trained on a sailboat by the captain, not a theoretical discussion. Illustrations from actual nautical manuals make the process very clear.

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