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3 Sep It is interesting that our three major monotheistic “revealed” religions–Judaism, Christianity, and Islam–are all the fruit of mystic transmissions. Bernard Moitessier (April 10, – June 16, ) was a sailor, most notable for his . Moitessier’s book of the experience, The Long Way, tells the story of his voyage as a spiritual journey as much as a sailing adventure and is still regarded . 1 Jan The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Arguably more interesting than Knox-Johnston, however, is Bernard Moitessier. Reading the book, you see he actually conceived bwrnard this well before he rounded the Horn.

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A model attribution edit summary using German: Soon he even looks like a filthy mystic. Let’s just keep sailing”. I am almost sorry now that I did not stay glued to the to the seat to see the whole show, my eyes riveted to the little turret ports… but when I saw the dune-like sea I felt Joshua could have pitchpoled, in that case I would have broken my neck on the hatch coaming.

Read-worthy due to its classic status, but don’t expect a blow-by-blow account of edge of the seat sailing. Time to Choose Chapter I found myself put off by the profound self-absorption with which he assured us and himself that his wife and children would understand that he needed to go to Tahiti instead of home to them.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He is ecstatic when he figures out that a pod of dolphins he encounters off New Zealand are dancing at his bow in such a way as to warn him of danger ahead. I am alive, with all my being.

There is an moitexsier and, these days, rather politically incorrect joke about the first [insert nationality of your choice] man to win of the Tour de France, who was so pleased with himself he did a lap of Part autobiography, part philosophical reflection, part sailing manual, part the story of an incredible voyage. True, Moitessier was one of the other eight who did not complete the race.

The Long Way

The Old Man and the Sea. However, he decided that he and Joshua had had enough and, on June 21,put in at Tahiti, from where he and his wife had set out for Alicante, Spain, a decade earlier.

Then, without any transition, it would turn jerky and rough; high cross-seas overlapped to provoke sometimes very powerful breaking waves. Moitessier in time-honored solo-sailing fashion happily hallucinates an extra passenger to keep him company and succeeds in taming to some extent a group of sea birds that follow his boat.

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The Turning Point Chapter Moitessier built her by eye without any plan. He sailed to Tahiti, dropped anchor and dropped out. But this really wasn’t true, as Moitessier himself acknowledged in the notes he appended to his book.

Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: With the media attention there was even more of the romanticism always intwined in The Sea. The wind drops mootessier towards the end of the afternoon. But there is a lot to feel in the waters of a great cape. In that case, better make it Ascension. A Legacy of Spies.

The Long Way Chapter Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. It’s just the way he is and you have to accept that”. After that, he struggles with how far to continue – stop in South Africa?

Sometimes it reads more like a journal than a novel. Joshua is 70 miles inside of iceberg limit, but she has reached the 40th parallel, and can now head NE to leave the ice area by tomorrow, while staying away from the current convergence.

He was a French national born and raised in Vietnamthen part of French Indochina. Dec 26, Ian rated it it was amazing. I fill the sails again, moitessisr with the inside wheel, and go back on deck to replace the wind vane with a much smaller one set for running downwind, since Joshua was on a broad reach when the breaking sea hit.

After all, there is not much to do on a boat, even rounding Good Hope. By then the season was too far advanced to sail safely in the Southern Ocean and he could not hope to have berjard same good luck he enjoyed his first time around.

Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. True, this would force me much further beyond the red line on the Pilot Chart, with a longer period of vigilance. He presents his decision as “how could I not” and “I know I have to keep going” but without any compelling internal or external reason.

One of the greatest ocean voyagers, he became a legend in his time.