Monday, October 17, 2011


[huh-zah] originally a sailor's shout of exaltation, encouragement, or applause. Perhaps originally a hoisting cry. (1573) 

With Summer fading into the half-light of Fall and madras giving way to viyella, it's time to get the reading lists together. Here are a few "shout-outs" to sailing-themed, non-fiction books I've enjoyed reading over the past few months.  Hit me with an email or comment if you have recommendations! Please note, I try to read only non-fiction or "classics"... oh, and the articles in Playboy.
  • My Old Man and the Sea: A Father and Son Sail Around Cape Horn, by David Hays and Daniel Hays
    • A New England father and son sail around Cape Horn.
  • The Bounty : The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, by Caroline Alexander
    • A true(r) account of Captain Bligh and the allure of Tahitian women.
  • The Motion of the Ocean: 1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers, and a Woman's Search for the Meaning of Wife, by Janna Cawrse Esarey
    • Cascadian author(ess) and hubby sail around the Pacific (a fun read).
  • Sailing with Vancouver: A modern sea dog, antique charts and a voyage through time, by Sam McKinney
    • Late Cascadian author retraces the footsteps (wakes) of Vancouver's circumnavigation of Puget Sound.
  • Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas, by Abby Sunderland and Lynn Vincent
    • About that 16-yr old girl who attempts a single-handed trip around the world.

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