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Tom Morris Library: By the Grace of the Sea : A Woman's Solo Odyssey Around the World
Title:      By the Grace of the Sea : A Woman's Solo Odyssey Around the World
BookID:      181
Authors:      Pat Henry
ISBN-10(13):      0071355278
Publisher:      International Marine Publishing
Edition:      1St Edition
Number of pages:      388
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
Description:      Product Description
The unforgettable true story of the first American woman to sail around the world alone

When Pat Henry anchored her 31-foot sailboat, Southern Cross, in Acapulco Harbor on May 5, 1997, she became both the first American woman to sail around the world alone and the oldest woman to do so. What had begun years earlier as an attempt to escape the heartbreaks of her past had grown by degrees into a healing journey that took her through 40 countries and across 27,000 miles of open sea. Henry braved storms, near collisions, equipment failures, uncharted reefs, and weeks of unremitting loneliness.

The fascinating chronicle of Pat Henry's eight-year voyage around the globe, By the Grace of the Sea weaves a panoply of images, anecdotes, observations, and impressions along with logbook entries and letters to friends into a lively, finely wrought narrative, supplemented by color photographs and the author's vivid watercolors. By turns a tale of high adventure by a first-rate storyteller, an inspiring memoir of a woman's search for meaning, and first-rate travel-writing from someone who's seen it all, By the Grace of the Sea is as colorful and inspiring as the author herself.

   
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