Three Years in a 12-Foot Boat by Stephen Ladd
From regular SCA contributor Stephen Ladd comes a second edition of his modern small-boat classic—Three Years in a 12-Foot Boat. This version is updated with a gorgeous new cover image by Rick Myers and a foreword by our own Josh Colvin.
For anyone who dreams of sailing away, here's a gritty memoir of a 15,000-mile solo expedition in a tiny, handmade boat. Bent on discovery, Ladd ranges from Montana to a harrowing sail along the pirate-ridden coast of Panama and Colombia, across the Andes, down a river at night to avoid guerrillas, and through the Caribbean. Robbed, capsized, arrested and befriended, he rows and sails through a tumult of uncharted adventures.
Stow away with a poetic storyteller on a stormy voyage through freedom and fear, loneliness and love.