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Author Pester, Ben, 1924- author.

Title Just sea and sky : England to New Zealand the hard way : a vintage cruise through the South Seas / Ben Pester ; introduction by Dick Durham
Published London : Adlard Coles Nautical, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013
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Summary This charming account of the voyage of two men in a small boat half way round the world from Plymouth to New Zealand in 1953 is a rare insight into a time, not long ago, when sailors had no GPS, electronics, radio or any of the mod cons that we take for granted today. Without lifejacket or a liferaft, they 'just took what came along', hand steering all the way, navigating by sextant, hand-cranking their engine and using oil lamps for light at night and for navigation. Sailors will be staggered how primitive conditions were only a few decades ago, even though it was the norm at the time. Part t
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Subject Pester, Ben, 1924- -- Travel
Pester, Ben, 1924-
Ocean travel.
Voyages and travels.
Ocean travel.
Sports & Recreation -- Sailing.
Travel writing.
Voyages and travels.
Form Electronic book
Author Durham, Dick, 1951- writer of added commentary.
ISBN 1408183064