By Gerard d'Aboville, Paul Theroux
The brilliant precise tale of 1 man's heroic conflict opposed to most unlikely odds to go the monstrous Pacific.
This is the significant actual tale of 1 man’s heroic conflict opposed to most unlikely odds, a story of soreness and pain, bravery and utter solitude, a story that leads to a victory not just over the implacable ocean yet over himself to boot.
At the age of forty-five, Gerard d’Aboville got down to row around the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the us. Taking his rowboat the Sector, which had a residing compartment thirty-one inches excessive, containing a bunk, one-burner range, and a ham radio, d’Aboville made his method throughout an ocean 6,200 miles large. although he rowed twelve hours an afternoon, battled cyclones and headwinds that stored him in a single position for days at a time, was once capsized dozens of occasions forty-foot waves that hit him like cannonballs, he by no means surrender; even if he used to be trapped the wrong way up inside of his cabin for nearly hours whereas approximately depleting his oxygen attempting to correct the boat.
One hundred and thirty-four days after his departure, d’Aboville arrived within the little fishing village of Ilwaco, Washington, leaving his physique bruised and battered, and weighing thirty-seven kilos much less. this is often his story.
22 full-color and five black-and-white images