Mingming: & the Tonic of Wildness by Roger Taylor
and the Tonic of Wildness
In his third book singlehanded sailor Roger Taylor ventures to even more remote seas aboard his tiny junk-rigged yacht Mingming. The first voyage, across the North Atlantic to Baffin Island, is curtailed when Taylor is injured in a storm in the Davis Strait. Unwilling to sail on into the ice with a broken rip, he turns around and re-crosses the Atlantic to Plymouth, completeing a non-stop voyage of over 4000 miles. The second voyage takes the reader to Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen, and on to 80 degrees north—virtually as close as it is possible to the North Pole. During there two voyages Taylor spends well over four months at sea, observing and reflecting on the sea itself, its wildlife, its attraction, and man's uneasy realtionship with it.
285 pages. Includes photos.