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Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:17 am

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Book Review: A Little Breeze To The West

Reading a book in two nights is a rarity for me. “A Little Breeze To The West” was a short but captivating read. The authors use of his 30+ year old position reports and audio tape recorded log aided him to create a captivating book. Being approximately the same age as the author and having gone through the 80’s recession hit home for me in the pages of this book. Unlike the author, in 1982, I was married and working, not having the luxury of finding myself during a voyage to Hawaii on a small boat. I am doing my small boat expeditions now, at mid-life (age 56). At least I consider this my mid-life :-)

The importance of proper preparation is not something to find out part way through any journey. This book opens up the internal drama one goes through when alone and discovering how small a single human being is in the world, once you get out into the world. Dealing with Mother Nature and Father Time alone is enlightening and humbling. The voices in one’s mind are very loud when there are no other voices around.

I recommend you to read “A Little Breeze To The West” by Michael Scott Mann. Let it encourage you to take on a Small Craft Expedition of your own.

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Jude Miller
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Mermentau River @ Lake Arthur, Louisiana USA



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Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:57 am

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I read that book and liked it a lot. :)

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Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:59 pm

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SVLastTry wrote:
Book Review: A Little Breeze To The West

Reading a book in two nights is a rarity for me. “A Little Breeze To The West” was a short but captivating read. The authors use of his 30+ year old position reports and audio tape recorded log aided him to create a captivating book. Being approximately the same age as the author and having gone through the 80’s recession hit home for me in the pages of this book. Unlike the author, in 1982, I was married and working, not having the luxury of finding myself during a voyage to Hawaii on a small boat. I am doing my small boat expeditions now, at mid-life (age 56). At least I consider this my mid-life :-)

The importance of proper preparation is not something to find out part way through any journey. This book opens up the internal drama one goes through when alone and discovering how small a single human being is in the world, once you get out into the world. Dealing with Mother Nature and Father Time alone is enlightening and humbling. The voices in one’s mind are very loud when there are no other voices around.

I recommend you to read “A Little Breeze To The West” by Michael Scott Mann. Let it encourage you to take on a Small Craft Expedition of your own.

Regards,

Jude Miller
Small Craft Expedition Group - USA
Mermentau River @ Lake Arthur, Louisiana USA


Thanks. At 74 my Small Craft Expeditions these days is out to the crab pots and back!!!



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Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:00 pm

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Glad to see someone is still alive out there. No one has posted anything in over a month. I was getting worried thinking that everyone went to paddle boards or large 40 foot power boats!!!!



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Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:19 am

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well, I was not posting as I did not want to monopolize the conversation

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Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:16 am

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Well, My boat is in the annual deep freeze mode and I am out of inspiration! ;) But the good times,they will a be back! :)

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Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:46 am

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I am waiting for decent weather to correspond with my days off to work on Spark. So far it has rained on most of them

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